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Metaphysical meaning of Succoth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Succoth (mbd)
Succoth, sue'- coth (Heb.)--interwoven- interlaced; coverts; shelters; protections; hedges; booths; tents; tabernacles.

a A place in Egypt where the Israelites first camped after leaving Rameses and before crossing the Red Sea (Exod. 12:37). b A city of Gad at the east of the Jordan (Josh. 13:27). c The "valley of Succoth" is mentioned in Psalms 60:6. "Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth" ("booths," margin; Gen. 33:17).

Meta. Booths represent temporary abiding places, as compared with permanent houses. Succoth (interwoven, booths, tents) refers to the seeming temporary, carnal, material organism of man; this is the fruit or manifestation of the belief that the man who is unawakened spiritually holds concerning his physical body.

The abiding, spiritual body will come into manifestation when man learns and affirms and knows that he is wholly spiritual and that no part of him, not even his body, is material and subject to corruption. Spiritual, true thinking will transform the present material seeming and will bring forth immortality, eternal life, throughout the whole of man's being.

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