'Noah,' as in Genesis 5:29, signifies the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood.
'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...
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
'Magog' signifies people in external natural worship.
'Madai,' as in Isaiah 21:1, signifies the external church, or external worship in which is the internal. See Genesis 10:2, where 'Madai' is called 'the...
'Tiras,' as in Genesis 10:2, was one of the nations practicing external worship corresponding with internal. These nations, in an internal sense, signify several doctrines,...
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
Dedan (Gen. 10) signifies the knowledges of celestial things of an inferior order, such as consist in ritual observances. Dedan, in Jer. 49:8 signifies rituals...
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,"...
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...
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...
'Nimrod,' as in Genesis 10, signifies people who make internal worship external by depending upon external worship alone.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...
'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...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'Lydians,' as in Jeremiah 46:8, signify fact based rituals.
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...
The daughters of Heth, as mentioned in Genesis 27:46, signify the affections of truth from a ground that is not genuine. Here they are the...
Gerar, as in Genesis 10:19, signifies those things which are revealed concerning faith.
Gaza (or Azzah) signifies things revealed concerning charity.
Elam, mentioned in Isaiah 21:1, signifies faith originating in charity, consequently, the internal church. Elam, in Jeremiah 49:34, (Jer. 49:34), signifies the falsification of doctrine....
Arphaxad (Genesis 10:24) signifies science.
'Lud,' as in Genesis 10:22, signifies the knowledge of truth.
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.
'Hul' signifies so many several kinds of knowledges derived from the knowledges of good.
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...
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.
Habitation, as mentioned in Genesis 27:39, signifies life. The habitation of holiness signifies the celestial kingdom. The habitation of honorableness signifies the spiritual kingdom, as...