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Metaphysical meaning of Shaalabbin (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Shaalabbin (mbd)
Shaalabbin, sha-al-ab'-bin (Heb.)--place of foxes; place of jackals; place of hollows; son of a fox; fox holes.

A border city of Dan (Josh. 19:42). It is called Shaalbim in Judges 1:35 and I Kings 4:9.

Meta. The wisdom, slyness, and cunning of the senses (place of foxes, place of jackals, son of a fox). The chief characteristic of the fox is craftiness, and that which is of a sly, deceptive nature is not easy to adjust according to Truth. This city of Shaalabbin was allotted to Dan, but the Danites failed to drive out its Amoritish inhabitants.

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