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Metaphysical meaning of Shaalim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Shaalim (mbd)
Shaalim (A. V., Shalim), sha'-a-lim (Heb.)--burrows; burrowers; foxes; jackals; foxes' region; land of jackals.

A land through which Saul son of Kish passed while hunting for his father's asses (I Sam. 9:4): It is thought to have been the district in which the city of Shaalabbin, or Shaalbim, was located.

Meta. The wisdom, slyness, and cunning of the senses, which exist secretly in the consciousness. There must be a substance of good in this wisdom, even if it does seem to be of the outer senses instead of originating in Spirit, since Shaalbim provided some of the provisions for Solomon's household (I Kings 4:9; see SHAALBONITE also).

Preceding Entry: Shaalbonite
Following Entry: Shaaph