(Rev. 10:9.) "And I went unto the angel, saying, give me the little book," signifies the faculty of perceiving the quality of the Word from...
Adam is one of the most crucial and most controversial figures in the Bible, dividing even the faithful into camps: those who believe he literally...
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...
The creation of heaven and earth in the first chapter of Genesis means the new creation of the celestial church called 'Man'.
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
Female signifies good.
The Lord is perfect love expressed as perfect wisdom. He created us so that He could love us, could give us love and wisdom of...
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...
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...
'An image' signifies falsities from self-derived intelligence.
'Seth,' as in Genesis 4:25 , signifies a new faith which brings charity.
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
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....
'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...
"Behold I have two daughters,” etc. (Gen. 19:8), signifies the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those...
Cainan (Gen. 5:12) signifies a fourth church from Adam.
'Mahalaleel,' as in Genesis 5:12, signifies a fifth church from Adam. The life of people who constituted this church was such, that they preferred the...
'Jared' in Genesis 5:15, signifies a sixth church from Adam.
Enoch (Gen. 5:18) signifies the seventh church from Adam, and which consisted of those who had framed doctrines out of the things which had been...
Lamech,' as in Genesis 4:18, signifies the vastation of the church when there was no longer any faith. Lamech,' as in Genesis 5:25, signifies the...
'Noah,' as in Genesis 5:29, signifies the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood.
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...
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...
'Shem,' as in Genesis 10:21, signifies the ancient church in general.
Japhet' signifies the people who constitute the external church and correspond to the internal.