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Metaphysical meaning of Tattenai (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Tattenai (mbd)
Tattenai (A. V., Tatnai), tat'-te-nai (Heb. fr. Pers.)--dispenser of gifts; overseer of gifts; gift; reward; rewarder.

A Persian governor "beyond the River" near Judea (Ezra 5:3).

Meta. A ruling thought in the sense phase of man's being that, becoming awakened to the understanding that right adjustment, balance, poise, and equilibrium are obtained through Spirit and not in outer ways, acts in conjunction with the true spiritual thoughts in their work of rebuilding and spiritualizing the consciousness and the body. Tattenai means gift, reward, rewarder, reminding one of the law of sowing and reaping, giving and receiving, which is the law of right adjustment, balance in individual consciousness. Tattenai wrote to Darius, king of Persia, concerning the right of the Jews to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, and after being assured that they were acting in accord with the decree of the king he aided them in their work. (See SHETHAR--BOZENAI, who is named with Tattenai; also PERSIA, DARIUS, and CYRUS.)

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