Obadiah 1:19

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19 Those of the South will possess the mountain of Esau, and those of the lowland, the Philistines. They will possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria. Benjamin will possess Gilead.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 210


Other references to this verse:

Arcana Coelestia 1197, 3322, 4117, 4592, 9340

Sacred Scripture 79

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Word/Phrase Explanations

south
'South' denotes truth in light.

mountain
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

esau
Esau (Gen. 28:5, etc.) signifies the truth of good in the natural principle. Esau (Gen. 32:3) signifies celestial good in the natural principle.

philistines
The Philistines play a large role in the Bible as one of the longest-standing and most bitter rivals of the people of Israel, clashing with...

field
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...

ephraim
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...

Samaria
'The woman of Samaria' signifies the church which would be founded among the Gentiles.

Benjamin
'The tribe of Zebulon' signifies the conjunction of people in the third heaven with the Lord, 'the tribe of Joseph,' the conjunction of people in...

Gilead
Mount Gilead, as in Genesis 31:21, 23, as a boundary, in a spiritual sense, signifies the first good, which is that of things pertaining to...


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