'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...
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.
In court, a witness is someone who saw a crime being committed, or observed something that could help determine the guilt or innocence of the...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
Mountains in the Bible represent people's highest points, where we are closest to the Lord - our love of the Lord and the state of...
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...
'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...
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
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...
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.
On a natural level, there are a variety of things that can cause shame. We might be ashamed of physical weakness or ugliness; we might...
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...
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
'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.