Metaphysical meaning of Zelophehad (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Zelophehad (mbd)
Zelophehad, ze–lo'–phe–had (Heb.)--first breaking out; first fracture; first opening; first–born.

Son of Hepher, of the Israelitish tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 17 :3–6).

Meta. The phase of understanding that perceives the falsity of error and so goes ahead opening up the consciousness to Truth, by means of denial of error (first breaking out, first–born, first opening). Established error thoughts must be overthrown, to a certain extent at least, before one can come into positive understanding. Zelophehad signifies this negative, or denial, letting–go–oferror side of the faculty of understanding (he was a man of Manasseh, and Manasseh signifies understanding). This that Zelophehad represents in the individual consciousness does not express in positive knowledge; it brings forth fruit in the inner, soul phase of being, however (he had no sons, but he had five daughters, who received his inheritance as if they had been sons). These daughters must in some way refer to the five senses as they relate inwardly to the soul.

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Preceding Entry: Zelek
Following Entry: Zelzah