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Metaphysical meaning of Silas (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Silas (mbd)
Silas, si-las (Gk. fr. Lat.)--abounding in trees; abundant growth; forestlike; wooded; woody.

A chief man among the believers in Jerusalem, who accompanied Paul on some of his missionary journeys (Acts 15:22). Paul chose Silas to go with him in place of Barnabas after Paul's disagreement with Barnabas (Acts 15:40). Silas is a contracted form of the name Silvanus.

Meta. The rugged state of mind (woody) that goes well with the Paul consciousness (Acts 15:40).

In Acts 16:25 Paul and Silas represent the will and the understanding in their work of clearing up the consciousness.

The verse, "But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ" (Acts 18:5), is explained metaphysically as follows: When fired with perception (Silas) from on high, and with zeal (Timothy), and the fervor of the soul (Macedonia), Truth is pressed by the word to proclaim that Jesus (I AM) is the Christ (the saving power).

Preceding Entry: Sihon
Following Entry: Silla