Metaphysical meaning of Tiphsah (mbd)
Tiphsah, tiph-sah (Heb.)--crossing over; passage; ford; crossing; fording place.
A city on the western shore of the Euphrates River, at a fording place that was under Solomon's command (I Kings 4:24). Later this city was captured and its inhabitants were destroyed by Menahem, son of Gadi, who killed Shallum, king of Israel, and reigned in his stead (II Kings 15:16).
Meta. A consciousness of peace, which protects the true and harmonious passage, or transition, of thoughts to and fro across the network of nerves in the organism of man (ford; the Euphrates River signifies the nervous system in man, and Tiphsah was a city at a very prominent fording place of this river; it was owned by Solomon, who represents peace).
Later Tiphsah was captured and its inhabitants were destroyed by Menahem, king of Israel, because they would not accept him in place of the former king whom he had killed. This indicates the great inharmony that occurs when the will guided by ambitious human desire alone, without the consciousness of love and wisdom, attempts to control the nervous system and to direct the thoughts (Menahem, son of Gadi, signifies the will ruling by ambitious human desire alone, with the idea of and belief in personal force, and not guided by wisdom).