Metaphysical meaning of Rephaim (mbd)
Rephaim, reph'-å-;m (Heb.)--bonds; glooms; terrors; fears; fearful ones; giants; strong ones.
a A people in Palestine that were to be driven out by the Israelites (Gen. 15:20). They were a people of great stature. Og, king of Bashan, was the only one left at the time Deuteronomy 3:11 was written. b A valley where the Philistines gathered to fight against Israel (II Sam. 5:18).
Meta. The seeming strength of binding, fear-producing, opposing thoughts in consciousness, at a certain stage of man's unfoldment into Truth (bonds, terrors, giants, strong ones, enemies in the Promised Land; also a place where the Philistines gathered against Israel).