Swedenborg tells us that space and time in the physical world correspond to states of life in the spiritual world. So when the Bible talks...
Esau (Gen. 28:5, etc.) signifies the truth of good in the natural principle. Esau (Gen. 32:3) signifies celestial good in the natural principle.
Amalek, or the Amalekites, signifies those who are in false principles.
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....
Adah, Lamech's wife, (Genesis 4:9), represents the mother of the celestial things of faith.
The word "woman" is used a number of different ways in the Bible – as a simple description, as someone connected to a man ("his...