'Trumpets,' and all other wind instruments, relate to celestial affections.
Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.
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...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
'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...
An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...
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...
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
To 'swallow' signifies natural truth.
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...
'Nations' signify people who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. Two nations in the womb,' as in Genesis 25:23, signify...
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...
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...
'To remember,' as in Genesis 41:9, signifies conjunction. 'Remembering' denotes conjunction because the remembrance of anyone in the other life joins them together, because as...
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...
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
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.
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
'To send' signifies revealing.