'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...
"Youths" or "Young men" generally represent intelligence or the understanding of truth. This is fitting, since adolescent boys tend to be more advanced intellectually than...
'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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
'To proclaim' signifies exploration from influx of the Lord.
Baalim and her lovers (Hosea 2:13) signify those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved; such as the lusts and falsities thence...
Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt and was, along with his older brother Manasseh, elevated by Jacob to the same status...
In the Bible, Egypt means knowledge and the love of knowledge. In a good sense that means knowledge of truth from the Lord through the...
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
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...
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
'A lion' signifies the good of celestial love and the truth from that good.
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....
"Birds" mean rational concepts in the external man and intellectual concepts in the internal man.
A dove (Gen. 8.) signifies goodness and truth. A dove, as in Hosea 11:11, signifies rational good.
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...
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
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.