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Metaphysical meaning of Shemed (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Shemed (mbd)
Shemed (A. V.. Shamed), she'-med (Heb.)--astonishment; cut off; cast down; persecuted; laid waste; extinct; destroyed.

Son of Elpaal. He and his brothers, Eber and Misham, "built Ono and Lod, with the towns thereof" (I Chron. 8:12).

Meta. Shemed refers to one's putting away error by denial. There is in the sense of this name a tendency to magnify the seeming evil (astonishment) and to make denials very emphatic, with the thought of utterly destroying the evil (cut off, cast down, laid waste, extinct, destroyed).

Preceding Entry: Shemeber
Following Entry: Shemer