Metaphysical meaning of Remaliah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Remaliah (mbd)
Remaliah, rem-a-h'-ah (Heb.)--Jah increases; whom Jehovah hath adorned; whom Jah bedecks; Jah has bedecked.

Father of Pekah, who slew King Pekahiah of Israel and ruled in his stead (II Kings 15:25; see Isaiah 7:4, 5; 8:6, also).

Meta. A thought in the higher, more real and true phase of mind in man (an Israelite of note, father of Pekah) that is established in at least a degree of righteousness (whom Jah bedecks, whom Jehovah hath adorned). "I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels" (Isa. 61:10). This attitude brings an increase of good to the consciousness (Jah increases).

While this Remaliah thought is in its highest aspect truly spiritual, in the person of Remaliah it must belong more to the intellectual or outer man than to the inner, and so partakes of limitation and error; the history of the son Pekah proves this. (See PEKAH.) Then too, Remaliah was of the kingdom of Israel and not of Judah. After the division of Israel into two kingdoms, Israel represents the outer and more intellectual religious thoughts of man, while Judah refers to the inner and more truly spiritual consciousness.

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