Eagle wings, referred to in Daniel 7:3, signify rational principles grounded in man's proprium.
'Wings' signify spiritual truths. 'Wings,' when related to the Lord, signify the divine spiritual. In the opposite sense, 'wings' relate to falsities and rationalizations from...
Feathers signify spiritual good, from which truth is derived.
'Long' and thence to prolong, refer to good.
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
'Merchants' signify people who have knowledges of good and truth. Merchants,' as in Nahum 3:16, signify people who falsify the Word, and communicate, and sell.
'A shrub' signifies the knowledges of truth.
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...
'Waters' signify truths in the natural self, and in the opposite sense, falsities. 'Waters' signify particularly the spiritual parts of a person, or the intellectual...
Generally speaking things that are seen as lower physically in the Bible represent things that are lower or more external spiritually. In some cases this...
A company might have executives setting policy and strategy, engineers designing products, line workers building them, managers handling personnel and others handling various functions. They...
It seems rather circular to say that “good” in the Bible represents good, but in a general sense it’s true! The case is this: The...
'Withering and drying up,' as in Ezekiel 17:10, referring to the east wind, signifies when there is no good or truth.
In the Bible (and in life), the idea of withering is usually connected to plants, and plants generally wither if they don't get enough water....
Arms and feet (Daniel 10:6) signify the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense.
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
'To tell' signifies perceiving, because in the spiritual world, or in heaven, they do not need to tell what they think because they communicate every...
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...
'Lives' is used in the plural, because of the will and understanding, and because these two lives make one.
'A dry place,' as in Luke 11:24, signifies states of evil and falsity which are in the life of someone who does the work of...
Dead (Gen. 23:8) signifies night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith.
The "midst" of something in the Bible represents the thing that is most central and most important to the spiritual state being described, the motivation...
Scientists believe that one of the most crucial developments in the evolution of humans was bipedalism – walking on two legs. That left our hands...
To cast the net on the right side,' as in John 21:6, signifies teaching the good of life.
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...
'Hills' signify the good of charity.
'The shadow is good' of the oak, poplar and elm means complacence.
'Trees,' in general, signify the perceptions when discussing the celestial self, but when related to the spiritual church, they signify knowledges. A person in the...