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Metaphysical meaning of Zephaniah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Zephaniah (mbd)
Zephaniah, zeph–a–ni'–ah (Heb.)--Jehovah has hidden; protected of Jehovah; Jah is secret; secret place of Jehovah; Jah is secreted; mystery of Jehovah.

a A priest of Judah (Jer. 21:1) who was put to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath, by the king of Babylon (II Kings 25:18, 21). b An ancestor of Heman, who was one of the singers in the tabernacle in David's reign (I Chron. 6: 36). c A prophet who prophesied in the days of Josiah, king of Judah (Zeph. 1 :1).

Meta. Truth active in the consciousness of the individual but hidden from the outer, sense phase of his being (Jehovah has hidden, Jah is secret, secret place of Jehovah). That the Truth of man's real being is hidden from his outer, personal, or carnal self is really a protection to him (protected of Jehovah), since the outer man in his unredeemed state is very likely to put to unwise use the power, understanding, and other divine qualities that he apprehends, thus increasing inharmony and sorrow in his life instead of realizing greater good.

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