Five also signifies all things of one part.
'Square' signifies righteousness.
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...
The Writings talk about many aspects of life using the philosophical terms "end," "cause" and "effect." The "end" is someone’s goal or purpose, the ultimate...
The number "four" in the Bible represents things being linked together or joined. This is partly because four is two times two, and two represents...
Brass and iron as in Isaiah 48:4 and Daniel 7:19 signify what is hard.
There is an interesting relationship between facts and truth. It's necessary to have facts if we want to know the truth, but facts on their...
'Rings' signify the conjunction of good and truth. In Exodus 25:12, 'rings' particularly signify divine truth with divine good.
'Side' signifies good or spiritual love.
'The tabernacle' has almost the same meaning as 'temple,' that is, in the highest sense, the Lord’s divine humanity, and in a relative sense, heaven...
'South' denotes truth in light.
It's a landmark for a young child to count to 100; it sort of covers all the "ordinary" numbers. One hundred is obviously significant for...
Linen' signifies genuine truth.
'South' denotes truth in light.
A pillar of a cloud by day,' and 'a pillar of fire by night,' as in Exodus 8:21, signifies a state of illustration which is...
'Twenty,' when referring to a quantity, signifies everything or fullness, because it is ten twice. 'Twenty,' as in Genesis 18:31, like all numbers occurring in...
'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,...
'North' signifies people who are in obscurity regarding truth. North,' in Isaiah 14:31, signifies hell. The North,' as in Jeremiah 3:12, signifies people who are...
God rested on the seventh day of creation. That represents a state of holiness and tranquility that was preserved in the form of the sabbath....
Most places in Swedenborg identify “ten” as representing “all,” or in some cases “many” or “much.” The Ten Commandments represent all the guidance we get...
'Needlework,' as in Exodus 26:36, signifies the scientific principle.
A nail,' as in Zechariah 10:4, signifies truth supporting.
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.
Aaron was the brother of Moses. He symbolizes two things, one during the first part of the exodus, when he was Moses' spokesperson, and another...
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....
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...
To command is to give an order that something must be done, and is directed to an individual, or a group. It is an imperative,...
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.
'A workman,' as in Hosea 8:6, signifies a person’s proprium or selfhood. 'A workman,' as in Zechariah 1:20, signifies the same thing as 'iron,' that...
The tribe of Dan (Jer. 8:16) signifies truth in its own ultimate degree of order, here truth in the church, which is contained in the...
Aholiab, as in Exodus 31:6, signifies those who are in the good and truth of faith, like the first or lowest heavens
'A shekel' signifies the price or estimation of good and truth, and 'half a shekel' signifies the determination of the quantity thereof.
'Talents' denote good and truth from the Lord received as remains.
'Nine' signifies conjunction.
'Thirty' has a twofold significance because it is is the product of five and six, and also three and ten. From five multiplied by six,...
As children, most of us at some point frustrated our mothers into using the phrase “if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand...
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...
Like most numbers in the Bible, "six" can have various meanings depending on context, but has a couple that are primary. When used in relation...