Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...
'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...
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...
'To pursue,' as in Genesis 14:16, signifies a state of purification, because 'to pursue enemies' is the expulsion of evils and falsities which were with...
'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,...
Gold means good, and just as gold was the most precious metal known to ancient mankind so it represents the good of the highest and...
'Samaria,' as in Amos 4:1. 6:1, signifies the spiritual church perverted.
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
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...
All laws, even civil and judicial laws, which are in the Word, correspond to the laws of good and truth, which are in heaven.
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...
'Mizraim' signifies the same thing as Egypt.
To forget, in the internal sense, signifies nothing else but removal and apparent privation.
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.