The children of Israel represent 'lamentation' by various things which signified some evil of the church among them for which they were punished. When they...
'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...
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.
Generally in the Bible a "country" means a political subdivision ruled by a king, or sometimes a tribe with a territory ruled by a king...
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.
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...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
Water was obviously of tremendous importance in Biblical times (and every other time). It is the basis of life, the essential ingredient in all drinks,...
To be fruitful is predicated of goodnesses, and to be multiplied, of truths.
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...
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...
'Height' signifies the good and truth of the church in every degree.
Fury is a receding from good, and anger is a receding from truth.
Is there any difference in meaning between “earth” and “ground”? At first it doesn’t seem so; both refer to the soil making up the land...
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...