'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...
Jeremiah, in the Book of Jeremiah 1:1 and what follows, represents the Lord. (Arcana Coelestia 2838 ). In Jeremiah 13:7, he signifies the state of...
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...
'The smitten' signify people who are oppressed by the falsities of ignorance.
Gaza (or Azzah) signifies things revealed concerning charity.
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...
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...
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...
A 'stream' signifies aspects of intelligence.
'Inhabit' refers to good.
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...
An island,' in an abstract sense, signifies the truth of faith.
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...
'Tyre,' as in Ezekiel 27:13-14, represents people with knowledge of celestial and spiritual things.
'A bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.
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...