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Metaphysical meaning of Sennacherib (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Sennacherib (mbd)
Sennacherib, sen-nach'-e-rib (Heb. fr. Pers.)--conqueror of armies; Sin (moon god) has increased the brothers; bramble of destruction; devastation by the enemy.

King of Assyria. He came up against Hezekiah, king of Judah, and Hezekiah paid tribute. Later the Assyrians were overcome by divine help rendered the Jewish people, and Sennacherib was killed by his sons while he was worshipping in the house of the god Nisroch (II Kings 18:13; 19:37).

Meta. A ruling thought in the sense-reasoning plane of consciousness in man. This is not the true source of understanding; it is head of the realm of thought represented by the Assyrians (a king of the Assyrians; see ASSYRIA). Though this ruling thought multiplies error in the consciousness that gives it place (Sin, moon god, has increased the brothers), it comes to an end (bramble of destruction; the king was killed and the Assyrians were overcome).

Preceding Entry: Senir
Following Entry: Seorim