As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “bring” is highly dependent on context, but in general it represents an introduction to a new...
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
'A temple' represents heaven and the church. The sacred place where the ark was, represents the inmost, or third heaven, and the church among people...
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...
Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...
Five also signifies all things of one part.
'Length' symbolizes goodness, here, the goodness of the church, for the same reason that 'breadth' symbolizes truth. This is because 'length means the sweep of...
'Long' and thence to prolong, refer to good.
'Forty' means completeness because 'four' means what is complete, as does 'ten.' Forty is the product of four and ten. Compound numbers have a meaning...
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything or fullness, because it is ten twice. 'Twenty,' as in Genesis 18:31, like all numbers occurring in...
All changes of place in the Bible represent changes in spiritual state. “Entering” – usually used as entering someone’s house or “going in unto” someone...
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...
The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.
To encompass, as in Genesis 19:4, signifies to be contrary, or to attack and assault with a hostile intention.
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.
'A wall' signifies truth in outer extremes. 'A wall,' as in Revelation 21, signifies the divine truth proceeding from the Lord, and so, the truth...
In a general sense, doors in the Bible represent the initial desires for good and concepts of truth that introduce people to new levels of...
'A room' or 'place' denotes state.
To open,' as in Revelation 9, signifies communication and conjunction.
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.
'South' denotes truth in light.
It's a landmark for a young child to count to 100; it sort of covers all the "ordinary" numbers. One hundred is obviously significant for...
'A hind,' as mentioned in Genesis 49:21, signifies the affection of natural truth.
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
'Window' signifies truth in the light.
'Wood' signifies good, as well the good of love to the Lord as the good of charity towards our neighbor.
Is there any difference in meaning between “earth” and “ground”? At first it doesn’t seem so; both refer to the soil making up the land...
A Cherub has as its first definition in the dictionary, “A winged heavenly creature.” Cherubim is the plural of cherub. In the Word, the words...
'Square' signifies righteousness.
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...
Food and drink in the Bible represent the desire to be loving and the understanding of how to be loving, gifts that flow from the...
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.