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Sacred Scripture #7

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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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1 Kings 14:26

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26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

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treasures
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house of the
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house
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the Lord
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king
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gold
Gold means good, and just as gold was the most precious metal known to ancient mankind so it represents the good of the highest and...

Solomon
Solomon was permitted to institute idolatrous worship to provide an image of the Lord's kingdom or the church in all the religions of the whole...


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