Metaphysical meaning of Ziv (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ziv (mbd)
Ziv (A. V., Zif), zlv (Heb.)--radiant; shining; brightness; splendor; beauty, especially of flowers; blooming; flowering; flower month; month of the brightness of flowers.

The second month of the Hebrew sacred year, and the eighth month of the Hebrew civil year (I Kings 6:1, 37). It was during this month, in the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites left Egypt, that Solomon began to build the "house of Jehovah," or Temple, in Jerusalem. This month was called Iyar also.

Meta. The phase of individual unfoldment wherein one expresses the Truth of Being in one's words (blooming, flower month, brightness, splendor).

A month, in fact any division of time, signifies a step in unfoldment. The meaning of Ziv calls to mind the third line of the little stanza: "Kind hearts are the gardens; Kind thoughts are the roots; Kind words are the blossoms; Kind deeds are the fruits."And this brings to mind such texts as: "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in network of silver" (Prov. 25 :11); "The tongue of the wise is health" (Prov. 12:18); "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Prov. 18:21); "What man is he that desireth life, And loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile"(Psalms 34:12, 13). True words are blossoms of the heart and soul that bring forth fruit to eternal life; they radiate the brightness and splendor of Spirit in the life of the individual.

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