Jacob is told twice that his name will now be Israel. The first time is when he wrestles with an angel on his journey to...
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jer. 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.
In Genesis 12:6, 'Abram’s passing through the land unto the place Shechem' signifies a new state of the Lord when the celestial aspects of love...
Land of Canaan
The land of Canaan' in the Word, means love, and consequently, the will of the celestial self.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
Canaan signifies a worship in things external without internals, which arose out of the internal church corrupted, called Ham. Thus it is that Ham is...
'Padan Aram,' as in Genesis 28:2, signifies the exterior knowledges of good and truth.
'Pitch,' as in Genesis 14:10, denotes lusts. 'Burning pitch,' as in Isaiah 34:9, signifies direful fantasies.
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...