Japhet' signifies the people who constitute the external church and correspond to the internal.
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.
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....
'Magog' signifies people in external natural worship.
'Madai,' as in Isaiah 21:1, signifies the external church, or external worship in which is the internal. See Genesis 10:2, where 'Madai' is called 'the...
'Riphath,' in Genesis 10:3, was one of several nations which had an external form of worship, and signifies several doctrinal matters, which respected ritual observances...
'Togarmah,' as in Ezekiel 27:14, signifies people in internal worship.
Islands' signify the natural mind, or the natural human, regarding truths and falsities. People who are steeped in the internal sense of the Word, such...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...
'Havilah,' as mentioned in Genesis 10:28, signifies a ritual of the church called Eber. 'The land of Havilah,' as mentioned in Genesis 2:11, signifies the...
Dedan (Gen. 10) signifies the knowledges of celestial things of an inferior order, such as consist in ritual observances. Dedan, in Jer. 49:8 signifies rituals...
"Earth" in the Bible can mean a person or a group of like-minded people as in a church. But it refers specifically to the external...
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...
'Nimrod,' as in Genesis 10, signifies people who make internal worship external by depending upon external worship alone.
Babylon was an ancient city built on the Euphrates river in what is now southern Iraq. It once was the capital of a great empire...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Nineveh' signifies the falsities of doctrinal matters, also the Gentiles, or the falsities originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'Lydians,' as in Jeremiah 46:8, signify fact based rituals.
'Lehabim' signify the rituals of external worship, from a merely scientific perspective.
'Naphtuhim' signify external rituals of worship.
The Philistines play a large role in the Bible as one of the longest-standing and most bitter rivals of the people of Israel, clashing with...
When the Bible talks about generations or birth order, the internal meaning has to do with the progression of spiritual states and their relative importance....
The daughters of Heth, as mentioned in Genesis 27:46, signify the affections of truth from a ground that is not genuine. Here they are the...
A 'Hamathite' signifies variety of idolatry.
Elam, mentioned in Isaiah 21:1, signifies faith originating in charity, consequently, the internal church. Elam, in Jeremiah 49:34, (Jer. 49:34), signifies the falsification of doctrine....
Arphaxad (Genesis 10:24) signifies science.
'Syria,' as in Ezekiel 27:16, signifies the church regarding knowledges of truth and good.
The number "two" has two different meanings in the Bible. In most cases "two" indicates a joining together or unification. This is easy to see...
'A son,' as in Genesis 5:28, signifies the rise of a new church. 'Son,' as in Genesis 24:3, signifies the Lord’s rationality regarding good. 'A...
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...
'Peleg,' as in Genesis 10:25, signifies the internal worship of the ancient church called Eber. Peleg,' as in Genesis 11:16, being mentioned as the son...
Joktan,' as in Genesis 10:25, signifies the external worship in the church called Eber.
'Sephar,' as in Genesis 10:30, signifies good.
'Hills' signify the good of charity.