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Metaphysical meaning of Shamir (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Shamir (mbd)
Shamir, sha'-mir (Heb.)--stiff; rigid; bristling; hard; thorn; sharp point; adamant; diamond; fixed stare; hard look; close watch; observation; keeping a commandment; regard; approval; honor; worship; preservation.

a A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:48). b A city in the hill country of Ephraim, where Tola, a deliverer of Israel, lived (Judg. 10:1). c A Levite, son of Micah (I Chron. 24:24). d According to Fallows the same word is translated "diamond" in Jeremiah 17:1 and "adamant" in Ezekiel 3:9 and Zechariah 7:12.

Meta. A sharp, piercing, perceiving, unyielding phase of consciousness, in the faculties in man that are represented by Judah, Ephraim, and Levi (stiff, rigid, hard, thorn, hard look, close watch, cities in the hill country of Judah and of Ephraim, and a Levite). These thoughts are always to the point, and do not prevaricate (sharp point); hence when they take sides with Truth they are approved by our higher consciousness and are very useful in overcoming error.

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