Metaphysical meaning of Bahurim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Bahurim (mbd)
Bahurim, ba-hu'-rlm (Heb.)--young men's village; choice young men; prime of manhood; young warriors; choice; select; excellent.

A Benjamite town near Jerusalem, on the road to the Jordan (II Sam. 3:16). It was there that Shimei, of the family of Saul, cursed David and threw stones and dust at him when he was fleeing from Absalom (II Sam. 16:5-8); it was in that place that a woman hid in a well the messengers (Jonathan and Ahimaaz) of David, who were being pursued while they were on their way to David to tell him of Absalom's plans (II Sam. 17:18).

Meta. A consciousness of physical strength and power (choice young men, ,young warriors). Such a consciousness is excellent, but if it is not established in love and wisdom the result is strife and a tendency to do unwise things, for which one repents afterward; this is typified in the case of Shimei. One may also do noble acts (saving David's messengers by hiding them in a well).

Preceding Entry: Baharumite
Following Entry: Bakbakkar

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