6283. 'And in them will my name be called' means that in them the essential nature of the good of spiritual truth from the natural will be present. This is clear from the meaning of 'one's name being called in another' as the essential nature of one in the other, dealt with in 1754, 1896, 2009, 3421; and from the representation of 'Israel' as the good of spiritual truth from the natural, dealt with above in 6277. And since they had within them Israel's essential nature they were accepted among the rest of Jacob's sons and became tribes, one the tribe of Manasseh, the other the tribe of Ephraim. Along with the rest - though excluding the tribe of Levi because it became the priesthood - they made up the twelve tribes when inheritances were allotted to them, as described in Joshua and also Ezekiel 48.
(Odkazy: Genesis 48:16)
'Reuben,' in the highest sense, signifies omniscience. In a spiritual sense, he signifies wisdom, intelligence, science, and faith. In a natural sense, he signifies sight. In Revelation 7:5, 'Reuben' signifies wisdom because he comes after Judah, who signifies celestial love, and celestial love produces wisdom because no love exists without its consort, which is science, intelligence, and wisdom. The consort of natural love is science, the consort of spiritual love is intelligence, and the consort of celestial love is wisdom. 'Reuben' signifies these things because he was named for 'seeing' or 'sight,' and spiritual-natural sight is science, spiritual sight is intelligence, and celestial sight is wisdom. Also, 'Reuben' was the firstborn of Jacob, and was therefore called his 'might, the beginning of [his] strength, excelling in eminence, and excelling in worth,' in Genesis 49:3. This is the nature of wisdom originating in celestial love. Because 'Reuben' was the firstborn, he represents and signifies the wisdom of the people of the church. This is why he urged his brothers not to kill Joseph, and grieved when Joseph was not found in the pit, as in Genesis 37:21, 22. This is also why his tribe camped in the south, and was called 'the camp of Reuben' in Numbers 2:10-16. The south also signifies wisdom originating in love, which is people in this wisdom in heaven dwell to the south. 'The tribe of Reuben' in an opposite sense symbolizes wisdom divorced from love, and faith divorced from charity. This is why his father Israel cursed him in Genesis 49:3, 4. He was also deprived of his birthright in 1 Chronicles 5:1. For the same reason the tribe was given an inheritance across the Jordan and not in the land of Canaan. Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph's sons, were also acknowledged in place of Reuben and Simeon in Genesis 48:5. Nevertheless, he still retains the positive representation and consequent symbolism of wisdom.