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Metaphysical meaning of Tikvah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Tikvah (mbd)
Tikvah, tik'-vah (Heb.)--twisted together; cord; strong; robust; expectation, hoping strongly; mental constancy; wound together; assembly; congregation.

Father of Shallum, who was the husband of the prophetess Huldah (II Kings 22:14). He is called Tokhath in II Chronicles 34:22. Another Tikvah is mentioned in Ezra 10:15; his son Jahzeiah helped Ezra to induce Jewish men who had married foreign wives to put them away.

Meta. Strong desire for higher, truer attainment and development, with the expectation of receiving (hoping strongly, expectation; Israelites, and fathers of men who were closely associated with and actively engaged in attempts to put away evils from among the Israelitish and Jewish people). These thought attitudes that the two men named Tikvah signify become a cord (twisted together, wound together) that helps to link the individual with God. They also attract other ideals of like character (assembly, congregation), thus adding to their strength and executive power.

Preceding Entry: Tiglath-pileser
Following Entry: Tilon