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Metaphysical meaning of Tirzah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Tirzah (mbd)
Tirzah, tir'-zah (Heb.) -- delight; pleasure; pleasantness; pleasing; favorable; loving; kindness; graciousness; approbation; conciliation; benevolence; inclination; desire; will.

a One of the five daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, of the tribe of Manasseh (Num. 26:33). b A Canaanitish city whose king was defeated by Joshua and the Children of Israel (Josh. 12:24). Baasha, king of Israel, lived and was buried in Tirzah (I Kings 15:21; 16:6); and Omri, king of Israel, reigned six years in Tirzah (I Kings 16:23; see Song of Sol. 6:4).

Meta. A very delightful aspect of thought and of soul (delight, pleasantness, pleasing, benevolence; the name of an Israelitish woman, and of a Canaanitish city that was taken by the Israelites under Joshua).

The foundation of the delightful phase of thought that the city of Tirzah signifies is outside of Truth; therefore the thoughts and acts of one who dwells in it wander farther and farther into error. Omri bought the hill Samaria (I Kings 16:23, 24), which means an exaltation of personality, and set up a city or center there. In the beginning this reign of Omri has its pleasant aspects. "Six years reigned he in Tirzah."

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