Saul was the first king of Israel, anointed by Samuel when the people insisted on having a king. Like all the kings, both good and...
'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...
'Round about' denotes the things most distant from the middle, or from good and truth.
Ammonite and Moabite ('Deuteronomy 23:3'), signify the profanation of the celestial and spiritual things of faith.
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....
The children of Ammon ('Jeremiah 49:1'), signify those who falsify the truths of the Word, and of the church.
'Edom' or 'Idumea,' as in Isaiah 34:5, signifies those who are in evil and in falsities thence derived.
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The kings of Media and Persia' represent people who are in faith separate from charity.
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
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...
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What...