So JacobJacob went out from Beer-sheba to go to HaranHaran.
And comingcoming to a certain placeplace, he made it his resting-placeresting-place for the night, for the sunsun had gone down; and he took one of the stonesstones which were there, and putting it underunder his head he went to sleep in that placeplace.
And he had a dream, and in his dream he sawsaw steps stretching from earthearth to heavenheaven, and the angels of GodGod were going up and downdown on them.
son '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...
rebekah 'Rebecca,' as in Genesis 24, signifies divine truth which would be joined to divine good of the Lord’s rational mind, which is 'Isaac.'
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.
saw The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...
Father and mother In the spiritual sense by father and mother is meant God and the church.
Ishmael 'Ishmael' represents the first rationality pertaining to the Lord. 'Ishmael' signifies rationality separate from good. 'Ishmael' signifies the Lord's merely human rational. Ishmael, in Genesis...
Mahalath 'Mahalath,' as in Genesis 28:9, signifies truth from a divine origin.
sister The Lord calls people who are in truth from the good of charity from Him 'sisters,' as in Matthew 12:50. 'Sister' denotes intellectual truth, when...
nebaioth 'Nebaioth,' as in Genesis 28, denotes good of the spiritual church.
wives The Hebrew of the Old Testament has six different common words which are generally translated as "wife," which largely overlap but have different nuances. Swedenborg...
haran 'Haran,' as mentioned in Genesis 11:28, signifies inward idolatrous worship. 'Haran,' as mentioned in Genesis 12:5, signifies an obscure state. 'Haran,' as mentioned in Genesis...
coming Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
How the Word Enlightens The Lord wants to help everyone see spiritual things more clearly but the quality and extent of an individual’s enlightenment depends on his or her own spiritual development. Enlightenment is affected by the questions we ask the Lord and the reasons we are seeking answers. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17
Jacob and His Dream Color the background scene with the ladder. Color and cut out the figures of the angels and Jacob sleeping, then attach them to the scene. Project | Ages 7 - 14
Jacob's Dream A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults. Teaching Support | Ages over 3
Jacob's Dream Jacob had a wonderful dream. He saw a tall, tall ladder, or perhaps rather a wide and magnificent staircase reaching all the way from earth to heaven. Worship Talk | Ages 4 - 6
Jacob's Dream Color the pictures of the Lord and Jacob. Then make a ladder using craft sticks and toothpicks. Project | Ages 4 - 6
Jacob’s Dream Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10
Jacob's Dream - Level A Complete lesson with activity choices: make angel crowns and act out Jacob's dream, make a collage of Jacob's Ladder, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6
Jacob's Dream - Level B Complete lesson with activity choices: make angel crowns and act out Jacob's dream, make a pocket stone or necklace to remind you that the Lord is always with you, scripted story discussion, coloring picture, and a memory verse. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10
Jacob's Dream - Level C Complete lesson with activity choices: flight or fight attitude jar, look closer at the ladder of life, and a scripted story discussion. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 14
Jacob’s Ladder This lesson discusses a story from the Word and suggests projects and activities for young children. Sunday School Lesson | Ages 4 - 6
Jacob's Ladder Collage Color the ladder and the picture of Jacob. Make your own pictures of angels. Cut these out and assemble to make a collage picturing Jacob's dream. Project | Ages 4 - 10
Jacob's Ladder Mural Have children make pictures of angels of various sizes (because angels near the top of the ladder would appear smaller), then arrange on poster board (or a bulletin board) with a ladder, Jacob, and the Lord to make the mural. Project | Ages 7 - 14
Surely the Lord Is in this Place One of the common experiences of life is waking up to something we did not realize before. This is what happened to Jacob after his dream of the ladder reaching from earth to heaven. Worship Talk | Ages over 18
The Stairway to Heaven Family lessons provide a worship talk and a variety of activities for children and teens.. Religion Lesson | Ages 4 - 17