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Metaphysical meaning of Siddim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Siddim (mbd)
Siddim, sid'-dim (Heb.)--extensions; fields; open country; plowed fields; stony land; rough grounds; pitted fields; difficult passages.

A valley full of bitumen pits, in which the kings mentioned in Genesis 14 fought (Gen. 14:3, 8). Afterward this valley became the bed of the Dead (Salt) Sea.

Meta. The very lowest material idea and manifestation of substance in the sense subconsciousness and the body consciousness of the individual (fields, stony land, pitted fields, rough grounds, a valley). "Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there" (Gen. 14:10; "bitumen pits," margin). Extensions, open country, definitions of this name, reveal the apparent extent to which sensuality and materiality have gained expression in the individual when he is at the place in his growth and experience that is signified by this Valley of Siddim and by the battle fought there by the kings mentioned in Genesis 14. (See CHEDORLAOMER, who was seemingly the leading king.

Preceding Entry: Sibraim
Following Entry: Sidon