To some degree, there really is no spiritual meaning to the word “love” in the Bible. Why? Because if you truly love another, that is...
To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...
'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...
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
Jaws,' in Isaiah 30:28, signify thoughts from the sensory bodily principle, and so: thoughts from fallacies.
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
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...
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.
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...
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
According to Swedenborg, time and space don’t exist in spiritual reality; they are purely natural things that exist only on the physical plane. This means...
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.