The Bible

Genesis 1:1-5 : First Day of Creation

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1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.


Study the Inner Meaning

Main explanation(s) from Swedenborg's works:

Arcana Coelestia 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, ...

Inner Meaning of Prophets and Psalms 402

Commentary on this story:

Other references by Swedenborg to this story:

Arcana Coelestia 4, 6, 30, 221, 435, 487, 624, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 200

Doctrine of Sacred Scripture 14, 103

Heaven and Hell 137

Show references from Swedenborg's unpublished works


Commentary

"Let There Be Light" in our Minds

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Swedenborg learned that the Biblical creation story is a parable about our spiritual development. See how that first light shining in the darkness represents the beginning of spiritual awareness.

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