'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...
'Images' denote things fashioned from man’s own intelligence.
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...
To walk in the Bible represents living, and usually means living according to the true things taught to us by the Lord -- to "walk...
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
A 'sword,' in the Word, signifies the truth of faith combating and the vastation of truth. In an opposite sense, it signifies falsity combating and...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
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...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Many people were nomadic in Biblical times, especially the times of the Old Testament, and lived in tents that could be struck, moved and re-raised...
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...