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If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie theater, sitting in a classroom, sitting in the driver's seat of a car, sitting in the defendant's seat at a trial, sitting at the family dinner table – those are very, very different things.

But even so, the fact that you're sitting in those places is important – it means you are part of what's going on, you're staying in place.

It is much the same with "sitting" in the Bible. Sitting on a throne indicates judgment; sitting in a tent door indicates holiness. The context is crucial. But in all cases "sitting" indicates a sense of permanence, belonging, and full participation in the spiritual state illustrated through the context.


(References: Arcana Coelestia 6423; Arcana Coelestia 9422; Apocalypse Explained 687 [1-17]; Apocalypse Explained 687 )


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