The Bible

2 Kings 1:8

English: King James Version

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8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

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From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 3301, 3540, 5247, 9372, 9828

The Lord 15

References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 66, 395

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:

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Word/Phrase Explanations

Hairy man
'A hairy man,' as Esau is described in Genesis 27:11, signifies the quality of natural good.

"Man" is a tricky word to discuss, because the Hebrew of the Old Testament uses six different words that are generally translated as "man," with...

In a sense, the whole point of trying to accept the Lord and align ourselves with His love and His leading is so that we...

'Loins' in general, signify love, and when referring to the Lord, divine love. 'Loins' signify the interiors of conjugial love. Loins,' as in Isaiah 11:5,...

As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

Elijah (referred to as Elias in the New Testament) was the renowned prophet sent to the split kingdoms of Israel and Judah. His first appearance...

Resources for parents and teachers

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 Elijah and the Fire from Heaven
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Prophets Elijah and Elisha
Use the figures of Elijah and Elisha to help retell the story of Elijah being taken into the heaven and leaving his mantle for Elisha.
Project | Ages 4 - 10


Explanation of 2 Kings 1:8

By Henry MacLagan

Verse 8. And according to his state he perceives through his falsified doctrine, that this truth is the ultimate or literal sense of the Word, received and obeyed from an external bond; or that it is Divine Truth intended to lead man, to attract him, to dwell with him, and thus to deter him, in his external state, from his evil courses.