Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
'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...
‘Gomer’ denotes those who are in outward worship.
'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...
'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...
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...
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...
'Nimrod,' as in Genesis 10, signifies people who make internal worship external by depending upon external worship alone.
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...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and 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...
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....
In general, things that are “elder” in the Bible represent spiritual states that come before others. For example, of the two sisters Jacob married, Leah...
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.
'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...
'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.
Almodad (Genesis 10:26) was a ritual of the ancient church amongst the posterity of Eber.
'Jerah,' in Genesis 10:27, is a ritual of the church called 'Eber.'
Hadoram, as mentioned in Genesis 27, signifies a ritual of the church called 'Eber.'
Abimael (Gen 10:28), represents the ritual of the church called Eber.