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...
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.
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...
Jerusalem first comes to or attention in II Samuel, chapter 5 where King David takes it from the Jebusites and makes it his capital. In...
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
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...
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...
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
'A vine' signifies spiritual good and truth. 'A vine' or 'vineyard' signifies the church where the Word, and the Lord in it, is known, or...
A foundation signifies truth on which heaven and the church, and its doctrines are founded.
Clothing in general represents day-to-day knowledge about spiritual things, held in the memory so it can be used for the goodness of life. For someone...
faciam planctum velut draconum, et luctum quasi struthionum
In Micah 1:8, dragons have respect to the devastation of good, and daughters of the night monster to the devastation of truth.
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...
Gath, a city of the Philistines, signifies the spiritual principle of the church.
'Powder' or 'dust' refers to love of self and the world.
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.
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 bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.
Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.