A coffin (Gen. 1:26) signifies that wherein something is shut up or concealed.
'Wood' signifies good, as well the good of love to the Lord as the good of charity towards our neighbor.
'Long' and thence to prolong, refer to good.
To be "pure" in the Bible means - unsurprisingly - to be devoid of evil. Thus all the washing for purification prescribed in the Laws...
Gold means good, and just as gold was the most precious metal known to ancient mankind so it represents the good of the highest and...
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.
The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...
'Rings' signify the conjunction of good and truth. In Exodus 25:12, 'rings' particularly signify divine truth with divine 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...
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...
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
A Cherub has as its first definition in the dictionary, “A winged heavenly creature.” Cherubim is the plural of cherub. In the Word, the words...
'Wings' signify spiritual truths. 'Wings,' when related to the Lord, signify the divine spiritual. In the opposite sense, 'wings' relate to falsities and rationalizations from...
Food and drink in the Bible represent the desire to be loving and the understanding of how to be loving, gifts that flow from the...
The foot, as in Deuteronomy 33:3, signifies an inferior principle. To set the right foot on the sea and the left on the earth, as...
(Luke 15:8.) By the woman lighting a candle to find the piece of silver she had lost, is signified inquisition in herself from affection.
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...
'Thirteen,' between twelve and fourteen, denotes the intermediate state. 'Thirteen,' as the sum of ten and three, denotes remains.
Almonds ('Numbers 17:8') signify the good of charity.
The budding and fructification of a tree represent the rebirth of man. The growing green from the leaves represents the first state, the blossoming the...
Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...
'Square' signifies righteousness.
'A horn,' when spoken of the Lord, signifies omnipotence. 'The little horn that rose up,' as mentioned in Daniel 7:3-8, signifies the full perversion of...
Oil – typically olive oil – was an extremely important product in Biblical times, for food preparation, medicinal ointment and for burning in lamps. As...