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Arcana Coelestia #2517

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2517. 'She is married to a husband' means that the doctrine of true faith is spiritual and the contents of it are joined to the celestial. This is clear from the meaning of 'married to a husband'. When the expression 'husband' is used in the Word it means good, and 'wife' means truth. It is different when the husband is called 'man'. In this case 'men' means truth and 'wife' good, see 915 and elsewhere. Here therefore 'married to a husband' means that truth has been joined to good, so that the truth also is good. This is clear in addition from the meaning of 'Sarah his wife' as spiritual truth, and of 'Abraham' as celestial good, both of which are Divine, dealt with in 2501, 2507. And because 'Sarah' means Divine spiritual truth, the doctrine itself of true faith is also meant by 'Sarah his wife', for doctrine is obtained from truths. From this it is evident that 'married to a husband' means that the doctrine of true faith is spiritual and the contents of it are joined to the celestial.

  
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Arcana Coelestia #2507

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2507. 'Of Sarah his wife' means spiritual truth joined to the celestial. This is clear from the meaning of 'Sarah his wife' as intellectual truth joined to Divine Good, or what amounts to the same, spiritual truth joined to the celestial, dealt with in 1468, 1901, 2063, 2065, 2172, 2173, 2198. What the spiritual is, and what the celestial, has been stated quite often already, see 1155, 1577, 1824, 2048, 2088. That is called the celestial which consists in good, that is, which consists in love to the Lord and in charity towards the neighbour; and that is called the spiritual which consists in truth, that is, which consists in faith deriving from love and charity.

  
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