'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
'The uncircumcised,' as in Ezekiel 31:18, signifies people lacking the good of charity.
'A multitude of slain' relates to people who perish from falsities, and 'a great number of carcasses,' of people who perish from evils, as in...
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...
'Pharaoh' signifies scientific ideas, or the natural principle in general. 'Pharaoh' signifies false ideas infesting the truth of the church. Pharaoh,' in Genesis 40, represents...
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...
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...