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7. Then too, we cannot know what the difference between these qualities is unless we know about correspondence, since these three qualities are absolutely distinguishable from each other, like a goal, the means to it, and its result; or like the first, the intermediate, and the last. However, they coalesce by means of their correspondence, since what is earthly corresponds to what is spiritual and also to what is heavenly. Arcana Coelestia 1884, [1885,] , 1 Kings 14:23, [24,] 25-26;

You may see what correspondence is, though, in Heaven and Hell, under the headings “The Correspondence of Everything in Heaven with Everything in the Human Being” (§§Heaven and Hell 87-102) and “The Correspondence of Heaven with Everything Earthly” (§§103-115). There will be more to see in the examples from the Word cited below [§§9-17, 29, 35, 40[2]-49,79].

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Doctrine of Life 87

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1 Kings 14:23

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23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

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Arcana Coelestia 796, 2722, 3727, 6435, 8301, 10643

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Word/Phrase Explanations

built
To build something generally means to put together a variety of simpler pieces to make a useful and more complex structure, as to build a...

High
'Height' signifies what is inward, and also heaven.

Images
'Images' denote things fashioned from man’s own intelligence.

groves
'Olive yards,' as in Amos 4:9, signify the celestial aspects of the church.

hill
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...

under
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...

green
The color green is almost exclusively used in connection with plants in the Bible (the exceptions include two stomach-turning references to moldy plagues in Leviticus),...

tree
In general, plants in the Bible represent facts, thoughts and ideas – intellectual things. This makes sense: Plants are rooted in place, but can grow...


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