A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
'To hearken to father and mother,' as mentioned in Genesis 28:7, signifies obedience from affection. 'To hearken,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:22, signifies providence. See...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
Bloods signify evil, in Ezek. 16:9.
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...
'A staff' signifies power because it is a support for the hand and arm, and through these to the whole body. A staff takes on the...
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.
Fury is a receding from good, and anger is a receding from truth.
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...