Metaphysical meaning of Lysanias (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Lysanias (mbd)
Lysanias, ly-sa'-ni-as (Gk.)--loosening of bonds; ending of sadness; driving away sorrow.

Tetrarch of Abilene when John the Baptist began his preaching to prepare the way for Jesus Christ (Luke 3:1).

Meta. The ruling thought in that which Abilene signifies (see ABILENE), at the time of one's first, or intellectual (John the Baptist), understanding of the Christ Truth, when one seeks to cleanse one's thoughts and habits and to make oneself a fit conscious dwelling place for the Christ. Thus Lysanias becomes in one an aid to the ending of sadness and to the driving away of sorrow.

________________________
Preceding Entry: Lydia
Following Entry: Lysias