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Metaphysical meaning of Terah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Terah (mbd)
Terah (in A. V., Numbers 33:27, 28 Tarah), te'-rah (Heb.)--lagging behind, loitering; delaying; waiting; stopping; waiting place; station.

a Son of Nahor and father of Abraham (Gen. 11:24-32). b A camping place of the Israelites in the wilderness (Num. 33:27).

Meta. The movement in consciousness that is represented by Terah the father of Abraham is that of one who has been inactive spiritually--has been a laggard or loiterer (delaying, lagging behind, loitering, waiting, stopping, station, waiting place). To the extent that an individual lives in and is guided by the senses, his spiritual development is delayed; but the Lord, or his spiritual inner impulse presses forth to religious activity. In the case of Abram, son of the man named Terah, this spiritual impulse virtually says, "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee." Then lofty ideals begin to possess the mind: Abram, or Abraham, the loft one is father. (See ABRAM and ABRAHAM.)

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