Metaphysical meaning of Halak (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Halak (mbd)
Halak, ha'-lak (Heb.)--smooth; bare; bald; bland; flattering; slippery; deceitful; false.

"From mount Halak [the bare mountain, margin], that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and put them to death." Mount Halak was the scene of some of Joshua's conquests (Josh. 11:17; 12:7).

Meta. The deceitfulness of the sense consciousness, even though it seeks to exalt itself (Halak was a mountain). Joshua's conquests at Mount Halak signify a going up in thought and aspiration, from the deceptiveness of sense belief and activity, to Seir (the ruling thought of the physical in man), to Baal-gad (a realization of substance, of bounty, and of power through clear seeing and good judgment, but with a strong tendency as yet toward the belief that the source of this good is in the outer formed world--Baal--instead of the inner formless Spirit). This aspiration, or overcoming power of the I AM (Joshua), goes still higher, to the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon. Lebanon means whiteness, and represents pure thoughts; Mount Hermon means lofty, prominent, sacred mountain and signifies a high, sublime state of consciousness.

________________________
Preceding Entry: Halah
Following Entry: Halhul