'The inhabitants of Teman,' as in Jeremiah 49:20, signifies the evils and falsities opposed to the Lord’s celestial kingdom.
Inhabitants,' in Isaiah 26:9, signify the men of the church who are in good of doctrine, and thence in the good of life.
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
'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...
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...
'A shield' signifies defense which is trusted against evils and falsities. In respect to the Lord, it signifies defense, and in respect to people, confidence...
A bow signifies falsity of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the falsity of evil destroying good. (Jer. 6:23.)
'Shafts' or 'arrows' signify truths and spiritual truth.
In Genesis 27:22, 'voice' relates to truth, and 'hand,' to good.
The number 'seven' was considered holy, as is well known, because of the six days of creation, and the seventh, which is the celestial self,...