'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...
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
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...
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,...
Calves of the lips (Hos 14:2) are confessions from the affection of truth.
"Air" in the Bible represents thought, but in a very general way – more like our capacity to perceive ideas and the way we tend...
To 'swallow' signifies natural truth.
'To reap' signifies executing judgment. 'Reaping' denotes the reception of truth in good.
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...
A burden (Jer. 17:4) signifies that which is from the proprium of man.
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...
Everyone knows the phrase "the natural order of things." It means that everything is in its proper place, occupying the niche it is meant to...
'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...
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
'A palace,' as in Psalm 144:12, represents the understanding in which truths have a beautiful form. They have a beautiful form when they are from...
There are really two meanings for "build" in the Bible. When something is being built for the first time, or built in the most typical...
wrought (also entwined or entwisted) is predicated of the natural scientific principle, and in Isaiah 45:13, of divine natural truth.
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.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
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...