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Metaphysical meaning of Zenas (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Zenas (mbd)
Zenas, ze'–nas (Gk.)--Zeus–given; gift of Jove; living.

A "lawyer," presumably one skilled in the Mosaic law, who had been converted to Christianity (Tit. 3 :13).

Meta. The belief that the understanding and the power of life come from some material source (Zeus–given, gift of Jove, living). Zeus and Jove are names of Jupiter, who was worshiped as the supreme god by the ancient Greeks. Metaphysically Jupiter represents the great value that the spiritually unawakened man puts on that which he can see with his outer eyes and conceive with his outer mind, intellect, as force, power, strength. (See JUPITER.) In Zenas' being converted to Christianity this error thought is changed to coincide with the Truth as it concerns man's being.

Preceding Entry: Zenan
Following Entry: Zephaniah