'Manasseh' signifies the will of the spiritual church.
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...
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...
If you think about sitting, it seems fair to say that where you're sitting is more important than that you're sitting. Sitting in a movie...
'Might' denotes the forces or power of truth.
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
'Perpetual' in the literal sense, means to the end of one’s life, after death, and eternity.
To beget or to be begotten is very similar in meaning to birth: It represents one spiritual state leading to the next spiritual state. "Beget,"...
To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...
Ephrata (Gen. 35:16, 19 and Psalms 132:6) signifies the spiritual of the celestial principle, in a former state, the new state succeeding that, is called...
'To set a way,' as in Genesis 30:36, signifies being separated.
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
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...
The Lord is called "Jehovah" in the Bible when the text is referring to his essence, which is love itself. He is called "God" when...
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...
To kiss' signifies uniting or conjunction from affection. To kiss,' as in c, signifies initiation. 'To kiss' signifies conjunction and acknowledgment.
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...
The hand in the Bible represents power, which is easy to understand, so to reach out or stretch out the hand means to exercise power,...
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....
‘To grow’ signifies to be perfected.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil destroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)