'Noah,' as in Genesis 5:29, signifies the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood.
'Shem,' as in Genesis 10:21, signifies the ancient church in general.
According to Swedenborg, time and space don’t exist in spiritual reality; they are purely natural things that exist only on the physical plane. This means...
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...
'Nimrod,' as in Genesis 10, signifies people who make internal worship external by depending upon external worship alone.
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...
'Nineveh' signifies the falsities of doctrinal matters, also the Gentiles, or the falsities originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an...
Gerar, as in Genesis 10:19, signifies those things which are revealed concerning faith.
"Sodom" in the Bible represents the love of self and the love of ruling or dominating others springing from the love of self. This is...
Elam, mentioned in Isaiah 21:1, signifies faith originating in charity, consequently, the internal church. Elam, in Jeremiah 49:34, signifies the falsification of doctrine. In Jeremiah...
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...
'Peleg,' as in Genesis 10:25, signifies the internal worship of the ancient church called Eber. Peleg,' as in Genesis 11:16, being mentioned as the son...
Joktan,' as in Genesis 10:25, signifies the external worship in the church called Eber.
Almodad (Genesis 10:26) was a ritual of the ancient church amongst the posterity of Eber.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.