'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.
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...
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything, or fullness, because it is ten twice. In Genesis 18:31, 'twenty', like all numbers occurring in the...
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
City of Judah,' as in Isaiah 40:9, signifies the doctrine of love towards the Lord and love towards our neighbor in its whole extent.
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...
Amalek, or the Amalekites, signifies those who are in false principles.
The Lord from the essential divine, through the divine human, is the savior. The Lord became the savior by His spiritual temptations, or combats.
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...
The nature of the soul is a deep and complicated topic, but it can be summarized as "spiritual life," who we are in terms of...
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....
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...