Metaphysical meaning of Abishalom (mbd)
Meta. An idea of peace, or an idea of spiritual unity, wholeness, order, soundness, and completeness that gives peace (father of peace). This peace idea must have degenerated to a very sensual plane in the consciousness of the individual, however; otherwise the thoughts emanating from it would have been different. Maacah, Abishalom's daughter, signifies oppression, or depression. Abijam, king of Judah, "walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him." Rehoboam, the son-in-law of Abishalom, is that in man's consciousness which exalts the senses instead of the spirit.