2 Samuel 21:15-22


The Philistines went to war again with Israel, and David went down together with his servants. They fought against the Philistines, and David grew weary. Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was fitted out with new weapons, said he would kill David. But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to his aid, and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, "You shall not go out with us to battle any longer, so that you do not quench the lamp of Israel."

After this a battle took place with the Philistines, at Gob; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of the giants.Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. There was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great size, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; he too was descended from the giants. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of David’s brother Shimei, killed him. These four were descended from the giants in Gath; they fell by the hands of David and his servants.


I heard these two words in a dream and did not know what they meant. I kept searching for meaning and somehow I feel that Unity is better placed to give me an interpretation that will really guide me. The words were "Sennacherib" and "Gob." Thank you and be blessed abundantly.



This is a pretty straight-forward description of several battles fought by the Israelites against the Philistines, with some of the stories/legends that evolve in time around any important battle.

Charles Fillmore's Metaphysical Bible Dictionary interprets Gob as representing "Sense rule deeply established in ,,, the organism."  The land of the Philistines is generally seen metaphysically as the sense realm in man, and the Philistines as emblematic of a focus on the things of this world without spiritual underpinnings. (Hence the term 'philistine' used still today to describe someone superficial.) I can't determine its significance for you; only you can do that. I hope this has been helpful.

Sennacherib was a king of Assyria, to whom the Israeli king Hezekiah paid tribute. The Dictionary assigns him the metaphysical meaning of "a ruling thought in the sense-reasoning plane of consciousness in man." He is later killed by his own sons. In other words, he is a thought or idea that is centered in the input from the senses, with no spiritual foundation. It may be useful for a while—hence the tribute—but it will eventually be undone by its own manifestations—the sons.


Rev. Ed