Metaphysical meaning of Aram (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Aram (mbd)
Aram, a'-ram (Heb.)--highlands; high; exalted. "Aram is used in the Hebrew to denote the nation of which Aram son of Shem, was the founder . . . In such cases the English Version has it always rendered Syrians," says Young.

a Son of Shem (Gen. 10:22). b A country (Num. 23:7). Aram and Syria are the same nation. (See SYRIA and SYRIANS.) The Bible mentions other men named Aram (Gen. 22:21; I Chron. 7:34); in Luke 3:33, Arni.

Meta. Aram refers to the intellect. The intellect has its foundation in Spirit, but in unawakened man it has linked itself so entirely with the outer or seemingly material realm that it reasons from the base of the senses instead of acknowledging Divine Mind as the source of all intelligence. The intellect is very necessary to man, and it becomes truly high and exalted when it is illumined by Spirit. Men in personal consciousness exalt it even above the wisdom of Spirit, but such exaltation cannot last; intellectual understanding must give way to spiritual knowing.

Preceding Entry: Arah
Following Entry: Aram-maacah

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