Metaphysical meaning of Shaphat (mbd)
Shaphat, sha'-phat (Heb.)--to set upright; to judge; true judgment; condemnation; punishment; prosecution; defense; vindication; rule; government.
å Son of Hori of the tribe of Simeon, one of the twelve spies (Num. 13:5). b Father of Elisha the prophet (I Kings 19:16). c Others of the same name (I Chron. 3:22; 5:12; 27:29).
Meta. These men by the name of Shaphat (to judge) signify the development of the discerning, judging faculty throughout the consciousness, or the judgment idea's becoming operative throughout the various faculties of mind that are represented by the tribes of Israel to whom the men by this name belonged.
Preceding Entry: Shaphan
Following Entry: Shaphir