'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.
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.
'Magog' signifies people in external natural worship.
'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,...
Islands' signify the natural mind, or the natural human, regarding truths and falsities. People who are steeped in the internal sense of the Word, such...
'The tongue,' as an organ, signifies doctrine, but as speech, or language, it signifies religion. 'Tongue' signifies perception of truth with respect to speech, and...
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...
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...
Mighty,' as in Revelation 19:18, signify people who are educated about doctrine derived from the Word. By extension, 'mighty' signifies education or learning derived from...
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
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...
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.
In the Word, "beginning" doesn't just mean the beginning of something in time. In the inner sense, it means the initial phase of a spiritual...
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...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
When the Bible talks about generations or birth order, the internal meaning has to do with the progression of spiritual states and their relative importance....
A border as in Isaiah 54:12 signifies the scientific and sensual principle. "And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand-breath round about."...
Gerar, as in Genesis 10:19, signifies those things which are revealed concerning faith.
Gaza (or Azzah) signifies things revealed concerning charity.
"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...
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....
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...
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.
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....
'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.
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...
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...
'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.
Hadoram, as mentioned in Genesis 27, signifies a ritual of the church called 'Eber.'
'Obal,' as in Genesis 10:28, signifies a ritual of the church called Eber.
Abimael (Gen 10:28), represents the ritual of the church called Eber.
'Ophir,' as in Genesis 10:28, signifies a ritual of the church called 'Eber.' Gold of Ophir,' as in Isaiah 8:13 and Psalm 45, signifies spiritual...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.