'Magog' signifies people in external natural worship.
'Madai,' as in Isaiah 21:1, signifies the external church, or external worship in which is the internal. See Genesis 10:2, where 'Madai' is called 'the...
'Togarmah,' as in Ezekiel 27:14, signifies people in internal worship.
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...
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...
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...
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...
In the Word, "beginning" doesn't just mean the beginning of something in time. In the inner sense, it means the initial phase of a spiritual...
'Nineveh' signifies the falsities of doctrinal matters, also the Gentiles, or the falsities originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an...
Calah (Gen. 10:12) signifies falsity derived from evil lusts.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
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...
Gaza (or Azzah) signifies things revealed concerning charity.
"Sodom" in the Bible represents the love of self and the love of ruling or dominating others springing from the love of self. This is...
Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.
Elam, mentioned in Isaiah 21:1, signifies faith originating in charity, consequently, the internal church. Elam, in Jeremiah 49:34, (Jer. 49:34), signifies the falsification of doctrine....
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.
'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...
Hadoram, as mentioned in Genesis 27, signifies a ritual of the church called 'Eber.'
'Obal,' as in Genesis 10:28, signifies a ritual of the church called Eber.
Abimael (Gen 10:28), represents the ritual of the church called Eber.
'Havilah,' as mentioned in Genesis 10:28, signifies a ritual of the church called Eber. 'The land of Havilah,' as mentioned in Genesis 2:11, signifies the...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
'Shem,' as in Genesis 10:21, signifies the ancient church in general.
'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...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Noah,' as in Genesis 5:29, signifies the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood.
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 nation,' as in Genesis 21:18, signifies the spiritual church which should receive the good of faith. Nation from afar,' as in Jeremiah 5:17, signifies...
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.