Metaphysical meaning of Cherethites (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Cherethites (mbd)
Cherethites, chër'-e-thites (Heb.)--executioners; couriers; foot runners; headsmen.

The Cherethites belonged to David's life guards, or bodyguards. Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, was over them (II Sam. 8:18).

Meta. Activities of a high degree of understanding and justice, also of life energy and executive power (executioners, headsmen, and foot runners); these protect and serve, and execute the demands of, the love faculty in man when it is raised to the seat of power and dominion in consciousness (King David). (See BENAIAH and JEHOIADA.)

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