BAAL s. worship from the evils of self-love and the love of the world. Ap. Ex. 160.
BAALE OF JUDAH (2 Sam. vi. 2) s. the ultimate of the church, which is called its natural principle. Ap. Ex. 700.
BAALIM and her lovers (Hosea ii. 13) s. those things which belong to the natural man, and are loved ; viz., lusts and falsities thence derived. Ap. Ex. 730.
BAAL-PEOR (Num. xxv. 5) s. the adulteration of good. Ap. Ex. 655. To commit whoredom after B.-p., and to worship their gods, s. to profane worship. A. C. 5044.
BABEL, or BABYLON, s. those whose externals appear holy, whilst their internals are profane. A. C. 1182, 1325. In Jer. xx. 4, 5, s. those who deprive others of all knowledge and acknowledgment of truth. A. C. 1327. In Jer. li., s. those, who, by traditions or reasonings of the natural man, pervert the truths and goods of the church. S. E. L. P. p. 48. In Rev. xviii., s. the profanation of good and truth. In the prophets of the Old Testament, B. s. the profanation of good, and Chaldea, the profanation of truth. A. C. 4022. Those who, by application to their own loves, falsify truths and adulterate goods, are much treated of in the Word, where B. is mentioned, but most especially in the Apocalypse. A. C. 10307.
BABEL, ERECH, ACCAD, and CALNEH (Gen. x. 10), s. different kinds of worship, whose externals appear holy, whilst their internals are profane. A. C. 1082.
BABYLON s. the Roman Catholic religion, as to its tenets and doctrinals. A. R. 631. B., or Babel, s. corrupt worship, in which self-love and the love of the world have dominion. Such is the worship of the church of Rome. D. L. W. 65.
BABYLONIANS, the, have transcribed the merit and righteousness of the Lord unto themselves. A. R. 758.
BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY, the, rep. the change of the state of the church, which change consisted in its worship becoming external, uninfluenced by any internal principle A. C. 1327.
BACK. The wicked appear in the light of heaven, as having their b. turned towards the celestial sun which is the Lord. See Jer. ii. 27. A. C. 10307.
BACK PARTS of JEHOVAH(Exod. xxxiii. 23) s. the externals of the Word, of the church, and of worship. A. C. 10584.
BACKWARD, to go (Gen. ix. 23), s. not to attend to error and perverseness. A. C. 1086.
BADGERS' SKINS s. knowledges of good. A. E. 1143.
BAGGAGE s. knowledge and scientifics in the natural man. Ap. Ex. 434.
BAKE s. preparation for the conjunction of good. 8496.
BAKER s. the good of love, and butler, the truth of doctrine. Ap. Ex. 55. B. (Gen. xl.) den. the external sensual principle, or that of the body, which is subordinate or subject to the will part of the internal man; because every thing which serves for food, or which is eaten, as bread, meat in general, and all the work of the b., is pred. of good, and thereby hath relation to the will part. A. C. 5078, 5157. Those who blend truths or falses together, so that they cohere, appear in the spiritual world as b. kneading dough, and beside them also there appears an oven. Ap. Ex. 540.
BALAAM s. those who, as to their understanding, are illustrated and teach truths, but nevertheless love to destroy those who are of the church. Ap. Ex. 140. By the angel of Jehovah standing in the way against Balaam with a drawn sword (Num. xxii. 22, 31) was s. the principle of truth, which opposed the false principle in which B. was. A, C. 2799. The doctrine of B. s. those who do works by which worship was defiled. A. R. 114.
BALANCES (Rev. vi. 5) s. the estimation of goodness and truth. A. R.313.
BALDNESS s. the Word without its ultimates. A. R. 47. The natural principle, in which there is nothing of truth. A. C. 3301. The deprivation of exterior truth, or truth of the external man. A. C 10199.
BALM. (Gen. xliii. H.) The truth of exterior natural good, and ita pleasantness. A. C. 5615.
BALSAM s. truths which are grateful by virtue of good. A. E. 654.
BAND, a, conjoining the goods and truths of the church. A. R. 46.
BANDS OF THEIR YOKE (Ezck. xxxiv. 27) are the pleasantnesses of evil derived from self-love and the love of the world. Ap. Ex. 365.
BANQUETS AND FEASTS s. conjunction, specifically, initiation to conjunction. A. C. 5698.
BAPTISM neither gives faith nor salvation; but is a sign and testimony that the person baptized belongs to the church, and that he may become regenerate. N. J. D. 203, 207. B. is a sacrament of repentance. A. R. 221. Adults, as well as infants, may be baptized. N. J. D. 206. The waters of b. s. temptations. A. C. 10239. By washing, which is called b., is meant spiritual washing, consisting in purification from evils and falses, and regeneration is thereby effected. B. was instituted in the place of circumcision, because by the circumcision of the foreskin was rep. the circumcision of the heart, to the end that the internal church might succeed the external, which in all and every thing figured the internal church. The first use of b. is introduction into the Christian church, and insertion at the same time amongst Christians in the spiritual world. The second use of b. is, that the person baptized may know and acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ the Redeemer and Saviour, and may follow him. The third use of b., which is the final use, is, that man may be regenerated. U. T. 670, 691. See Gates. See Cross.
BAPTISM OF JOHN. By it a way was prepared, in order that the Lord Jehovah might come down into the world, and accomplish the work of redemption. U. T. 688, 691.
BAPTISM OF THE LORD s. the glorification of his human. A. C. 10239.
BARAK AND DEBORAH s. the truth of good. Ap. Ex. 447. See Deborah.
BARBARIANS and ENEMIES (Ps. lxxii 9) s. those who look towards earthly and worldly things. A. C. 249.
BARED (Gen. xvi. 14) s. what is beneath, consequently, scientific truth, from which also the rational principle is derived. A. C. 1958.
BARK s. the ultimate of the stem, exp. D. L. W. 314.
BARLEY cor. to truth and also to the good of the natural exterior principle. A. R. 315. A. C. 7600. B. den. natural good, and meal (farina) from b., truth from a natural origin. Ap. Ex. 1153. B. (Isa. xxviii. 26) 5. truth, and rye the knowledge thereof. Ap. Ex. 374.
BARN, or GRANARY (Matt, xiii.), s. heaven. Ap. Ex. 911.
BARREN, the, s. those who are not in good, because not in truths, and yet who desire that truths may be in good, like as the well-disposed Gentiles do who are without the church. The b. also s. the Gentiles who are called to the church, and to whom the church is transferred, when the old church perishes; that is, when they, who have been before of the church, are no more in faith, because in no charity. See 1 Sam. ii. 5; Ps. lxiii.7, 8, 9 ; Isa. liv. 1, and A. C. 9325. " Sarai was b., she had no child" (Gen. xi. 30), s. that evil and the false were not productive. A. C. 1371. The b., is the church of the Gentiles, and she that had many children is the church of the Jews who had the Word. (1 Sam. ii 5.) A. R. 10.
BARRENNESS and abortions s. perversions and denials of the goods and truths of heaven. A. C. 9226.
BARS (Lain. ii. 9) s. doctrinals. A. C. 402.
BASEMATH, the daughter of Elon, the Hittite (Gen. xxvi. 34), den. truth from another source than what was real and genuine. A. C. 3470.
BASES, the ten, round Solomon's temple (1 Kings, vii. 30), s. the receptacles of truth by which man is purified and regenerated. A. C. 8215.
BASIN, truths of faith in the natural. 10, 243, 10.235.
BASONS den. things of the memory. A. C. 9394.
BASHAN s. the external of the church, that is, the natural. Ap. Ex. 163. Mount of B. (Ps. lxviii. 15) s. the good of the will-principle, which is amongst those who are in the externals of the church. Ap. Ex. 405. B. and Gilead (Micah vii. 14) have respect to the goods and truths of the Word from the natural sense thereof. Ap. Ex. 727.
BASILISK (Isa. xiv. 29) s. the destruction of all the truth in the church. F. 53. They who confirm themselves in the principle of faith alone in doctrine and life, in the spiritual world, are seen as b., and their ratiocinations as fiery flying serpents, (Isa. xiv. 29, 30.) Ap. Ex. 386.
BASIS s. truths in ultimates. 4618, 9433.
BASIS. The natural world is the b. of the spiritual world; the body is the b. of the soul; the church on earth is the b. of the angelic heaven ; the ultimate delights of married partners are the b. of conjugial love; the actions of man's life are the b. of his will and understanding; and the literal sense of the Word is the b. of its spiritual and celestial senses. U. T. 210 ; A. C. 10235; L. J. 65; C. L. S. 44. Just before the Lord came into the world and thereby took upon himself the ultimates of humanity, there was no b. to the heavens, for there was no divine truth in ultimates with the men of the church among them in the world, and altogether none in the church among the Jewish nation, unless falsified and perverted ; wherefore, unless the Lord had come, all the human race in this earth would have perished in eternal death. Ap. Ex. The b. and foundation of the heavens is the human race. A. C. 4618.
BASKETS den. the things of the will, because they are vessels to contain meats, and because meats s. celestial and spiritual goods, and these are of the will, for all good appertains to the will, and all truth to the understanding ; as soon as any thing proceeds from the will, it is perceived as a good. In Gen. xl. 16, and Exod. xxix. 3, b. s. the sensual principle, or the ultimate of the life of man, which contains all his interior principles in order. A. C. 9996. B. (canistrum) (Num. vi. 15, etc.) den. the will-principle as that which contains; the cakes, wafers, oil, meat-offering, boiled shoulder of the ram, are the celestial goods which were rep.; for the Nazarite rep. the celestial man. At that time similar things, which were for worship, were carried in b. (canistris), or in b. (calathis), as also the kid of the goats by Gideon, which he brought forth to the angel under the oak (Judges vi. 19), and this by reason that b. rep. the things containing, and the things contained, which were therein. A. C. 5144.
BATH, a (Isa. v. 10), s. the same as vine; namely, truth from good. Ap. Ex. 675.
BATS rep. those who are in the light of infatuation. A. R. 566.
BATTLE, dissension concerning truths and goods. A. E. 1003.
BATTLE AXE (Jer. li. 20) s. the Lord with respect to divine truth A. C. 2547.
BE, to, in God, s. the Lord's presence. A. C. 10, 154.
BEAM (Gen. xix. 18; 2 Kings vi. 2, 5, 6; Hab. ii. 11; Matt. vii. 3, 5) s. the false of evil. Ap. Ex. 746. B. in the eye s. a great false from evil; and mote, or straw in the eye, s. a lesser false from evil. Ap. Ex. 746. B. of a ship from the Isles of Kitthin (Ezek. xxviii. 6) s. the externals of worship: consequently, rituals which respect the class of things celestial. A. C. 1156. See Shadow of a Beam.
BEANS and pulse s. the less noble species of good. A. C. 3332.
BEAR or carry, to, is to contain in its own state. A. C. 9836.
BEAR or bring forth, to, s. acknowledgment. A. C. 3919.
BEAR FALSE WITNESS, to, s. lies and hypocritical artifices. U. T. 321.
BEAR SINS, to, is not to take them away. L. 15-17.
BEAR bereaved of her whelps, a (Hosea xiii. 8), s. the power of evil from the false. Ap. Ex. 388.
bear, a, s. power from the natural sense of the Word, as well amongst the evil as the good. Ap. Ex. 781.
BEARS s. the natural sense of the Word separated from its spiritual sense. They who separate them appear at a distance like b. in the spiritual world. A. R. 48, 573. White b., in the spiritual world, rep. the power of the spiritual natural man by the Word. Ap. Ex. 781.
BEARS AND DOVES. (Isa. lix. 11.) B. have relation to the natural man, and d. to the spiritual man. Ap. Ex. 781.
BEARS OUT OF THE WOOD (2 Kings ii. 24) s. power from the natural or literal sense of the Word. Ap. Ex. 781.
BEARD s. the most external part or principle. A. C. 9806. In Lev. xx. 5, s. the ultimate of the rational man. Ap. Ex. 557.
BEARING OUR DISEASES and carrying our sorrows (Isa. liii. 3, 4) does not mean that the faithful are to undergo no temptations, or that the Lord took sin upon himself, and thereby removed it, but that, by temptation, combats, and victories, he conquered the hells, and thus alone, even as to his human essence, endured the temptations incident to the faithful. A. C. 1846.
BEARING INIQUITIES, by the Lord's, is meant dire temptations. He suffered the Jews to do unto him as they had done unto the Word. L. 15.
BEAST This expression, in the original tongue, s. properly life, or what is alive, but in the Word it not only s. what is alive, but what is, as it were, not alive; wherefore, unless a person is acquainted with the internal sense of the Word, he sometimes cannot know what is s. A. C. 908. B. in the Word is often des. by these two words, fera, and bestia, sometimes only fera, and often fera terrae, or fera agri, and when it is said fera and bestia, then is s. the affection or love of false and evil; by fera, the affection of the false, and by bestia, the love of evil; or in an opp. sense, by fera, the love of truth, and by bestia, the affection of good; but when fera is mentioned alone, or when bestia is mentioned alone, then by fera is understood the affection, as well of falses as of evil, and in an opp. sense, the affection of truth and good, but by bestia, the affection of evil, and thence of the false, and in an opp. sense, the affection of good, and thence of truths; when b. of the earth (fera terrae) are mentioned, the wild b. are understood which devour animals and men; but when b. of the field (fera agri) are mentioned, then are understood the b. (fera) which consume seeds; consequently, b. of the earth s. those who destroy the goods of the church; and b. of the field those who destroy the truths of the church. Ap. Ex. 388. In many places of the Word, b. and wild b. aroused; and by wild b., fera is not understood. Wild b. in that sense which is received concerning wild b. for fera, in the Hebrew language, is derived from a word which s. life; thence for fera, in such places, it is rather to be called animal (see Rev. chap, i., chap, x.) ; but, nevertheless, there is a distinction to be made between bestiae and fera;, and by bestia are s. the affections of the natural man, which are of his understanding, but forasmuch as fera, in the Hebrew language is derived from a word which s. life, therefore Eve, the wife of Adam, was named from that word. Ap. Ex. 650. By man and b.. both named together, is s. man with respect to spiritual affection and natural affection. A. R. 567. In Gen. ix. 10, b. (bestia) s. the affection of good, and b. (fera) the affection of truth. Ap. Ex. 701. B. ascending out of the sea (Rev. xiii. 1) s. reasonings from the natural man, confirming the separation of faith from life. Ap. Ex. 773. The b. which rose out of the earth (Rev. xiii. 11) s. the faith among the clergy of the churches of the reformed. A. R. 594. B. ascending out of the earth (Rev. xiii. 11) s. confirmations by the natural man of faith, separate from charity, from the literal sense of the Word. Ap. Ex. 774. The scarlet-colored b. s. the Word. (Rev. xvii. 3.) A. R. 740. B. and creeping thing (Gen. viii. 19) s. the goodnesses of the internal and external man. A. C. 916. The b. (Rev. xix. 19) s. the good things of love profaned. A. C. 2015. Forasmuch as b. s. affections in both senses, and the posterity of Jacob were in externals, without the internal, therefore they were prohibited from making any figure or image of b., etc., for if they had, they would have made idols of them, and worshipped them. See Deut. iv. 17, 18. An. Ex. 650. There are b. of various kinds, by which the things of the wjll which relate to good are s., as lambs, sheep, kids, she-goats, cows, and oxen. A. C. 1823, 2179. There are also b., by which are s. things of the understanding, which relate to truth; viz., horses, mules, wild asses, camels, asses, and all birds. A. C. 2781, etc., etc. B. of the south (Isa. xxx. 6) s. those who are principled in the knowledges of good and of truth, but who do not apply them to life, but to science. A. C. 2781. The clean b. s. the affections of goodness, but b. not clean, lusts. A. C. 45, 46.
BEASTS which were sacrificed s. various kinds of good and truth. Ap. Ex. 741. B. from a herd s. exterior affections, and b. of a flock, interior affections. Ap. Ex. 710. B. of the fields (Ps. civ. 11) s. the Gentiles who are in the good of life. Ap. Ex. 483. B. (ferae) in Ezek. xxxi. 2,9, s. affections of truth. Ap. Ex. 588. Daniel's four b. (Dan. vii. 3, 7) rep. the successive states of the church, from the beginning to the end of it, until it is entirely wasted as to all good and truth of the Word, and then the Lord comes. A. R. 574. B., in Mark i. 13, s. devils, with whom the Lord fought, and whom he subdued. A. V. C. R. 3. B. have no thoughts from understanding, but merely science from affections; they can only utter sounds, expressive of their affection, and vary them according to their appetite. W. II. B. are born into the sciences cor. to the love of their life; for as soon as they drop from the womb, or are excluded from the egg, they see, hear, walk, know their food, etc.; but man alone, at his birth, knows nothing of this sort, for nothing of science is connate with him, only he has the faculty of receiving those things. C. L. S. 350. The lives of b. are nothing else than affections, for they follow their affection from instinct without reason, and arc thereby carried each to its use. A. C. 5108. B. have no reception and appropriation of the divine being. A. C. 5114. B. have no ideas or thoughts. U. T. 335.
BEAT, to, or pound any thing as in a mortar (Exod. xxx. 36), s. the disposition of truths in their order. A. C. 10303.
BEATITUDE. Those in the life of heaven are in eternal b. A. E. 484.
BEATITUDES, the, of heaven cannot be des. in words, though in heaven they can be perceived by the sense. D. P. 39.
BEAUTIFUL IN FORM (Gen. xxxix. 6) s. the good of life hence; and b. in aspect s. the truth of faith hence; ftor form is the essence of a thing, but aspect is the existence thence derived. And whereas good is the very essence, and truth is the existence, thence, by b. in f. is s. the good of life, and by b. in aspect the truth of faith. A. C. 4985.
BEAUTIFUL IN ASPECT. (Gen. xlii. 2.) Spiritual beauty is the affection of interior truth, and spiritual aspect is faith; hence by b. in a. is s. the affection of the truth of faith. A. C. 5199.
BEAUTY. All b. is from good, in which is innocence. Good, when it flows in from the internal man into the external, constitutes what is beautiful, and hence is all human beautifulness. A. C. 3080. The affection of wisdom is b. itself. C. S. L. 50. B. of his ornament (Ezek. vii. 20) s. the church and its doctrine. Ap. Ex. 827.
BDELLIUM and the onyx stone s. truth. A. C. 110.
BED s. doctrine, because as the body rests in its b., so does the mind in its doctrine. " There shall be two in one b., the one shall be taken (or accepted), the other left." Luke xvii. 35, meaning two in one doctrine, but not in similar life. A. R. 137. Every one's b. in the spiritual world is conformable to the quality of his science and intelligence; the wise have them magnificent, the foolish have mean ones, and false speakers have filthy ones. A. R. 137. B., in Rev. ii. 22, s. the natural man, and also the doctrine of falses. Ap. Ex. 163. Inasmuch as Jacob rep. the doctrine of the church, therefore, sometimes, when he was thought of by Swedenborg, there appeared to him, in the spiritual world, a man above, towards the right, lying in a b. A. R. 137. B., couch, and bedchamber, have a similar signification. A. R. 137. B. of ivory (Amos vi. 4) are doctrines apparently from rational truths. Ap. Ex. 1146.
BEDCHAMBER s. interiors of man. 5694.
BEE (Isa. vii. 19) s. ratiocinations of the false. Ap. Ex. 410. Forasmuch as the rational principle derives its all from the scientifics of the natural man, from thence his reasonings are s. by b., because as b. suck and draw their nourishment from flowers, so does the rational principle from the scientifics of the natural man. Ap. Ex. 410.
BEECH TREES s. natural good. C. S. L. 270.
BEELZEBUB s. the god of all falses. A. E. 740.
BEERI, the hittite, truth from another source than what is real and genuine. A. C. 3470.
BEER-LA-HAI-ROI (Gen. xxiv. 62) den. divine good rational born from essential divine truth. A. C. 3104, 3261.
BEER, or BEERSHEBA (Gen. xxi. 33), s. the doctrine of faith, also divine doctrine. (Gen. xxviii. 10.) A. C. 2722, 3690. B. (Gen. xxi. 31) s. the state and quality of doctrine. A. C. 3466. In Gen. xxvi. 23, the doctrine of faith, which is the very literal sense of the Word. A. C. 3436. In Gen. xxvi. 33, human rational things, again adjoined to the doctrine of faith. A. C. 2723.
BEETLE, or locust, s. the false which vastates the extremes of the natural. 7643.
BEFALL, to. (Gen. xlii. 29.) The things which b. are the things which were of providence, or which were provided, because every thing which b., or happens, in other words what is called fortuitous, and is ascribed to chance, or to fortune, is of providence. A. C. 5508.
BEFORE has respect to what is internal or prior. A. C. 10,550.
BEGINNING OF THE WORK OF GOD (Rev. iii. 14) s. the faith of the church. Ap. Ex. 229.
BEGINNING (Gen. i. 1) s. the most ancient time. By the prophets it is usually called the day of antiquity, and also the day of eternity. B. also implies the first time when man is regenerated, for then he is born anew and receives life. It is from this ground that regeneration is called a new creation of man. A. C. 16. B. (initium), (Gen. xiii. 3) and b. (principium), (Gen. xiii. 4); every state previous to man's instruction is an initium, and when he begins to be instructed it is a principium. A. C. 1560.
BEGOTTEN, truth in act and operation. A. R. 17.
BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER. See Only Begotten. A. E. 1069.
BEHEMOTH (Job xl. 15), or the elephant, as some think, s. the natural man as to good. Ap. Ex. 455.
BEHIND, to be (Gen. xviii. 10), s. not to be joined together, but at his back. What is separated from any one, this is rep. in another life, by a kind of rejection, as it were, to the back. A. C. 2196. B., or after (Gen. xvi. 13), s. within or above, or an interior or superior principle. A. C. 1955.
BEHOLD, to, s. perception. A. E. 354.
BEING, (esse.) Every person and thing has its b. or esse from conception ; but its existing from birth. As conception is prior to birth, so is b. prior to existing. A. C. 2621.
BELA, or Zoar, den. the affection of good. 1589.
BEL (Isa. xlvi. 1) s. the profanation of truth. S. E. L. P. p. 12.
BELIEF. Matters of b. called faith, which are not joined with love and charity, vanish into nothing in another world. A. C. 553, 2364,10153. H. and H. 474.
BELIEVE, to, in Jesus, is to go to him, and to have faith that he can save, because he is the Saviour of the world. A. R. 839. To b. in Jesus, and not to approach him, but to pray to the Father for his sake, is not to b. in him, for all faith approaches him in whom man b. Ap. Ex. 805. To b. in the Lord, is to approach him immediately, and to have confidence that it is he who saves, and since no one can have this confidence, who does not lead a good life, therefore this also is implied by b. in him. A. R. 553. To b. in the Son, is to b. in the Father. U. T. 107. To b. the Word, is the first thing with the man of the church. A. C. 9222. To b. in the Lord, is derived from him and not from man. A. C. 10731. No one can b. in God, and love him, unless he can comprehend him under some particular form. A. C. 9356. To b. in God is the faith which saves, but to b. those things which are from God, is historical faith, which without the former will not save. Ap. Ex. 349. A. C. 9239.
BELIEVE IN GOD, to, is to know, to will, and to do. A. E. 349.
BELLS, the sound of, s. divine spiritual truths. A. C. 9926. B., s. all things of doctrine and worship, passing over to those who are from the church, because by them the presence of Aaron in his ministration, was heard and perceived by the people; for by the people are s. they who are of the church, and by Aaron the minister, is s. all things of doctrine and worship. A. C. 9921. B. of gold (Exod. xxviii. 33) s. all things of doctrine and worship from good, passing over to those who are of the church. A. C. 9921. B. of the horses (Zech. xiv. 20), s. the understanding of the spiritual things of the Word, which are holy. A. C. 2761. Also, scientifics and knowledges, and from thence predications, which are from the understanding of truth. Ap, Ex. 355.
BELLY, the (Ps. xvi. 4),s. the interior understanding. Ap. Ex. 622. In Gen. iii. 14, those things which are nearest to the earth. A. C. 247. Natural good. A. C. 10030. B., in Matt. xv. 17, from cor., s. the world of spirits, from whence thoughts flow into man, and the draught there mentioned, s. hell. Ap. Ex. 580. The b. (John vii. 37), cor. to the interiors of the understanding and of thought. Ap. Ex. 518, 622. The reason why walking upon the b. to the earth, s. the infernal falses, is, because under the earths in the spiritual world, are the hells, which send up an exhalation of the falses of evil, and the interiors of the understanding and thought (to which the b. cor.) would thereby be infected, and imbue those falses; wherefore nothing in the spiritual world goes with his b. upon the earth; but to walk upon the earth with the feet, has no such cor. connection, except only with those who are merely natural and principled in evil, and the false. Ap. Ex. 622. The b. of the great fish, into which Jonah was cast, s. the lower parts of the earth. A. C. 247. See Womb.
BELLY AND THIGH. (Num. v. 29.) B. s. conjugial love; also spiritual love; and t. s. natural love. Ap. Ex. 618.
BELOVED OF JEHOVAH, the (Deut. xxxiii. 12), s. spiritual truth derived from celestial good. A. C. 4586.
BELOVED, or well-beloved (Isa. v. 1), s. the Lord. Ap. Ex. 375.
BELOW, that which is above is within, and that which is b. is without. A. E. 283.
BELT den. a common bond, that all things may look to one end, and may be kept in connection. A. C. 9828.
BELTSHAZZAR. His kingdom being divided, s. the dissipation of goods and truths; and he himself being slain that night, s. the privation of the life of truth and good, consequently, damnation. A. C. 9093.
BELZEBUB, who was the god of Ekron, s. the god of every false. Ap. Ex. 740.
BEMOAN, to (Gen. xxxvii. 35), s. the ultimate of grief and sorrow. A. C. 4786.
BEND, to, the knee, s. adoration. 5323.
BENEATH. The things which are b. are nothing but derivations and consequent compositions, inasmuch as the inmost principle is all in all in whatever is b. it, for whatever is b. unless it exists from things interior, or what is the same, from things superior, as an effect from its efficient cause, has no existence at all. A. C. 3562.
BENEDICTION, acknowledgment, glorification, and thanksgiving. A. E. 340-3.
BENEVOLENCE, exp. 2949-54.
BENJAMIN s. the spiritual of the celestial principle, which is the medium proceeding from the internal rep. by Joseph. A. C. 5469. The spiritual celestial man. A. C. 3969. In Num. ii. 18-24, the conjunction of good and truth. Ap. Ex. 449. In Ps. lxviii. 28, the innocence of the natural man. Ap. Ex. 449. Also, the Word in its ultimate sense (Deut. xxxiii. 43.) Ap. Ex. 449. The conjunction of the spiritual natural and the celestial natural angels, in the ultimate heaven. Ap. Ex. 449. In Rev. vii. 8, a life of truth originating in good. A. R. 361.
BENJAMIN AND JOSEPH. B. s. the conjunction of good and truth in the natural man, and consequently the conjunction of the spiritual man with the natural; and J. s. the conjunction of the celestial man with the natural. Ap. Ex. 449. The medium which B. rep., is the medium between the internal and the external, or between the spiritual and the natural man, and is the truth of good which proceeds from the truth derived from the divine which is rep. by J.; that truth of good is called the spiritual of the celestial principle; B. is the spiritual of the celestial principle. A. C. 55G6. Sons of B. (Jer. vi. 1,2) s. those who, in the ultimate heaven, have conjunction with the Lord. S. E. L. P. p. 19. J. could not be conjoined with his brethren, nor with his father, but by B., for without an intermediate, conjunction cannot have place, and this was the reason why J. did not sooner reveal himself. A. C. 4502.
BENONI, in the original tongue, s. a son of my grief. 4591.
BERA den. the Lord's Temptations. 1051.
BEREAVE of children, to, den. to deprive the church of its truths and goods, because the church is compared to a marriage, its good to the husband, and its truth to the wife, and the truths born from that marriage to sons, and the goods to daughters, and so forth; when therefore mention is made of being made childless or being b. of c., it s. that the church is deprived of its truths, and thence becomes no church. A. C. 5536.
BEREAVINGS, sons of (Isa. xlix. 18), den. truths restored to the vastated church. A. C. 536.
BERYL, the, s. the good of charity and faith or the spiritual love of truth. A. C. 6135, 9873.
BETHAVEN, those things which relate to spiritual truth, derived from celestial. 4592.
BETHEL (Gen. xii. 8) s. the knowledge of things celestial. A. C. 1451
In Gen. xxviii., the natural principle, or the good of that principle ; also the knowledges of good, and truth, in a proximate sense: also, the divine in the natural principle, or in the ultimate of order. A. C. 3720, 3729. In Amos iii. 14, divine good. A. C. 2832.
BETHLEHEM, the spiritual of the celestial principle. This is the reason why the Lord was born there, for he alone was born spiritual celestial, the divine principle being in him. A. C. 4592. Truth conjoined with good in the natural man. Ap. Ex. 449. The ultimate of good, and Dan the ultimate of truth. Ap. Ex. 391.
BETHOGRAMA, those who are in internal worship. A. E. 355.
BETHSAIDA (Mark viii. 22) s. condemnation from non-reception of the Lord. Ap. Ex. 239.
BETHUEL (Gen. xxiv.), the origin of the affection of good. A. C. 3160. In Gen. xxii. rep. the good of the Gentiles of the first class. A. C. 268, 311.
BETROTHED, agreement of minds preceding conjunction of marriage. A. C. 8996.
BEZALEEL, rep. those who are in the good of love. A. C. 10329.
BILHAH (Rachel's handmaid) s. the affection subservient to the affection of interior truth as a medium. A. C. 3849. B. (the concubine of Israel) (Gen. xxxv.) s. good. A. C. 4802. See Reuben.
BIND, to (Gen. xxii. 9), s. to put on a state of undergoing the last degrees of temptation. A. C. 2813.
BINDING TOGETHER s. truths arranged series within series; also aggregations of falses. 7408.
BIRD OF ABOMINATIONS (Dan. ix. 27) s. faith alone, or separate from charity. Ap. Ex. 684.
BIRDS IN GENERAL s. things spiritual, rational, and also intellectual. A. C. 40. 1832. Those who have an immediate perception of truths are rep. by eagles; those who arrive at truths by a series of proofs, by singing b.: those who accept it on authority, by the pie kind; those who have no inclination to perceive truths, by b. of night. T. C. R. 42. He who draws wisdom from God is like a b. flying aloft enjoying a wide and extensive view. and directing its flight to whatever is required for its use. T. C. R. 69. B. know each other by their notes and cries, and by the sphere of life which exhales from their bodies. T. C. 459. See Fowl.
BIRDS OF PARADISE, a pair of, rep. conjugial love of the middle or spiritual region of the human mind. C. S. L. 270.
BIRSHA den. the Lord's temptations. 1651.
BIRTH, in the Word, relates to the work of regeneration. A. C. 613, 1255.
BIRTHRIGHT. See Primogeniture.
BITE, to, s. to cleave unto, and to bring an injury upon any one. A. C. 6400.
BITTER, cor. to truth falsified. A. R. 411, 481. B.. in the Word, s. unpleasantness; but the bitterness of wormword s. one kind of it, the bitterness of gall, another kind, and the bitterness of hemlock, a third kind. There is one kind of unpleasantness s. by the bitterness of unripe fruit, and another kind by that bitterness which is neither from herbs nor fruit; this bitterness s. grief of mind and anxiety from many causes. Ap. Ex 521. When man applies the literal sense of the Word to the evils of earthly loves, then it becomes to the angels who are in the internal or spiritual sense like the unpleasant (taste) of bitterness. Ap. Ex. 618. Sec Grapes of Gall.
BITTER HERBS, things undelighted, injucundities of temptations. 7854.
BITTERN s. affections of the false, interior and exterior. A. E. 650.
BITUMEN den. good mixed with evils. 6724.
BLACK (Gen. xxx. 32) s. proprium. A. C. 3994. In Rev. vi. 5, s. what is false. A. R. 312.
BLACK GARMENT rep. the Word in the letter. A. C. 1872.
BLACKNESS. There are in the spiritual world two kinds, which proceed from a twofold origin; one from the absence of flaming light, which is the light of those who are in the Lord's celestial kingdom, and the other from the absence of white light, which is the light of those who are in the spiritual kingdom. A. R. 312. B. (Gen. iv. 23) s. the devastation of charity. A.C. 43.
BLADDER. They who are in the hells cor. to such things as are excreted by the intestines and by the b., inasmuch as the falses and evils in which they are principled, are nothing but urine and excrement in the spiritual sense. A. C. 5380. There are companies of spirits who wander about, and by turns return to the same places; evil spirits arc much afraid of them, for they torment them with a certain kind of torture; it was told me that they cor. to the bottom or lower part of the b. in general, and to the muscular ligaments, thence concentrating towards the sphincter, where the urine is extruded by a mode of contortion. A. C. 5389. See Gall-Bladder, and Kidneys.
BLASPHEMIES s. truths of the Word falsified, or scandals. A. C. 584.
BLASPHEMY (Rev. xiii. 1) s. the falsification of the Word. Ap. Ex. 778. The denial of the Lord's divine human, and church doctrine of the Word. A. R. 571. The commonly received doctrine concerning three persons in the Godhead and the atonement is b. Ap. Ex. 778. Jn Rev. ii. 9, s. false assertion. A. R. 96.
BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT. They are guilty of it who exclude the works of charity from the means of salvation, and assume the doctrine of faith exclusively from them, as the one only medium, and confirm this not only in doctrine, but also in life, saying in their heart that good works cannot save them, nor evils condemn them, because they have faith. Ap. Ex. 778. To speak a word against the son of man, s. to interpret the natural sense of the Word according to appearances, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit s. falsification of the Word, even to the destruction of divine truth in its genuine sense. Ap. Ex. 778.
BLAST of the breath of his nostrils (Ps. xviii. 16) s. the same as by his anger and wrath, elsewhere mentioned in the Word, which to the evil appear as from the Lord. Ap. Ex. 741.
BLASTING and mildew (Amos iv. 9) s. evil and the false in the extremes, or from the sensual corporeal principle. Ap. Ex. 638.
BLEATINGS of the flocks s. perceptions and thoughts. A. E. 431.
BLESS, to (Gen. xxiv. 60), s. devout wishes. A. C. 3185. In. Gen. xxv. 11, a beginning of rep. A. C. 3260. Gen. xxxi. 55, to testify joy when one departs. A. C. 4216. To b. (Deut. x. 8, and xxi. 5), worship from spiritual truths, and to minister, worship from good. Ap. Ex. 340.
To b. (Jer. iv. 2) in an opp. sense, s. to love and imbue evil and the false. Ap. Ex. 340.
BLESSED, the, s. those who have the felicity of eternal life. A. R. 639. 951. To be b., is to be enriched with spiritual and celestial good A. C. 3017. B. (Rev. i.) is pred, of one who with respect to his spirit is in heaven, consequently, who while he lives in the world, is in communion with the angels of heaven. A. R. 8.
BLESSED of Jehovah, to be enriched with every good of love. A. C. 3406.
BLESSEDNESS s. eternity. A. C. 3938. B. is internal delight, and delight is external b. C. L. S. 51.
BLESSING, when pred. of the Lord's human (Gen xxiv. 1), s. to dispose all things into divine order. A. C. 3017. The Lord's b. in the Word, s. fructification and multiplication, because it gives birth thereto. A. C. 43. B. s. celestial, spiritual, natural, worldly, and corporeal good, which things are good when they thus succeed each other in orderly arrangement, and in these good things is happiness. A. C. 1422.
BLESSING OF GOD (Gen. ix. 1),s. the presence and grace of the Lord. A. C. 981.
BLESSING, and GLORY, and WISDOM, and THANKSGIVING (Rev. vii.), s. divine spiritual things of the Lord. A. R. 372. The reception of divine truth in the first heaven, is called b.; the reception of divine truth in the second heaven is called g., and the reception of divine truth in the third heaven is called w. Ap. Ex. 465.
BLESSING and RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Isa. xxiv. v.) B. s. the reception of divine truth, and r., the reception of divine good. Ap. Ex. 340.
BLESSING of JEHOVAH. The b. of J. in the general sense s. love to the Lord and charity towards the neighbor. A. C. 4981.
BLESSINGS of the BREASTS and of the WOMB (Gen. xlix. 25) s. spiritual and celestial goods. Ap. Ex. 340. B. of the b. (Gen. xlix. 25) s. the affections of good and truth, and b. of the w., the conjunction of good and truth, thus regeneration. Ap. Ex. 7.
BLIND and NAKED. (Rev. iii.) By b. is understood they who are in no understanding of truth, and by n. they who are in no understanding and will of good. Ap. Ex. 238. B. s. falsity. A. C. 2383, 1008. Also, ignorance of truth. A. C. 1328, 1059.
BLOOD, s. divine truth, and in an opp. sense, divine truth falsified. A. R. 332. The holy principle of charity. (Gen. ix. 6.) A. C. 1010. B., s. things celestial, and in a supreme sense the human essence of the Lord, consequently essential love or his mercy towards mankind. B. was therefore called the b. of the covenant, and was sprinkled upon the people in the Jewish rep. church. A. C. 1011. The redness of the b. is occasioned by cor. of the heart with love and its affection. D. L. W. 380. B. sometimes means violence, according to the subject. A. R. 237, 379. B. of the Lamb means divine truth proceeding from the Lord, which is the divine truth of the Word. A. R. 379. The Lord's b. s. the divine truth proceeding from the divine good of his divine love. A. C. 4795, 4978. The unmercifulness and hatred of the last times. (Rev. xvi. 3, 4.) A. C. 374. B., as of one dead (Rev. xvi. 3), s. the internal false principle. A. R. 681. By drinking b. is s. not only to falsify the truths of the Word, but also to imbibe such falsifications in life. A. R. 688.
BLOOD OF GRAPES (Gen. xlix. 11) s. what is celestial in respect to spiritual churches. A. C. 1071.
BLOOD AND WATER, which issued from the breast of the Lord (John xix. 34-5), s. the conjunction of the Lord with the human race by divine truth spiritual and natural proceeding from the divine good of his love. Ap. Ex. 329.
BLOODS s. violence offered to the truths and goods of the Word and of the church. Ap. Ex. 329. The abominations of Jerusalem (Ezek. xvi. 6, 22.) A. C. 374. Evil. (Ezek. xvi. 9.) A. C. 3147. See Cry.
BLOOD-SHEDDING s. violence offered to good. A. C. 3400.
BLOSSOM rep. second state of the re-birth of man. A. C. 5116.
BLUE s. truth from a celestial origin. A. C. 9933. U. T. 220. B., in an opp. sense, s. the diabolical love of the false, and also the love of the world. Ap. Ex. 576.
BLUE and purple s. celestial goods and truths, and scarlet double-dyed and fine-twined linen, spiritual goods and truths. (Exod. xxviii. 33.) A. C. 4922. B. and P. from the Isles of Elishah (Ezek. xxvii. 7) den. rituals cor. with internal worship, consequently, those rep. of things celestial. A. C. 1156.
BOANERGES, or sons of Thunder (Mark. iii. 17), s. truths from celestial good. A. Ex. 821.
BOAR in the wood (Ps. lxxx. 11) s. the false, and the wild beast of the fields, is the evil which destroys the church as to faith in the Lord. A. C. 5113.
BODY, the (Matt. vi. 22), s. the man (homo). Ap. Ex. 1081. The good of love, which is the good of the will. (Matt. vi. 25.) Ap. Ex. 750. The form of the b. cor. to the form of the understanding and the will. D. L. W. 136. All who are in good, although as to b. dispersed throughout the universe, form as to life, but one b.; so also the church, and all members in it. A. C. 2853, 2854. The b. which clothes the inmost of the life of man is from the mother. A. C. 1815, 6716. "His b. shall not remain all night upon the tree" (Dcut. xxi. 23), s. lest it should be rep. of eternal damnation. Ap. Ex. 655. The b. (Luke xvii. 37) s. the world of spirits where all men are together for a time, both the evil and the good: and the eagles in this passage s. those who are in truths, and in an opp. sense, those who are in falses. Ap. Ex. 281. The spiritual b. appears before those who are spiritual like as the natural b. does to those who are natural. C. L. J. 3. Into the interiors of their b. flow the heat and light of heaven whose interior mind is opened and elevated by actual conversion to the Lord. D. L. W. 138. The b. is an organ composed of all the most mysterious things which are in the world of nature. A. C. 4523.
BODY of the LORD. The human b. of the L. cannot be thought of as great, or small, or of any particular stature. D. L. W. 285. The Lord's glorified b. was not a material but a divine substantial b. L. 35. The Lord arose with his whole b., for he left nothing in the sepulchre, and although he was a man as to flesh and bone, still he entered through the doors when shut. A. C. 10825. B. and flesh of the L., s. the divine good of his divine love, which is that of his divine human. A. C. 3813.
BOGS cor. with filthy loves. C. S. L. 431.
BOIL, to (Gen. xxv. 29), s. to heap up. A. C. 3316. To b. in water, fe to reduce truths into doctrine, and so to prepare them to the use of life. A. C. 10105.
BOILS and SORES s. interior evils and falses destructive of goodness and truth. A. R. 678.
BOLSTERS s. communication of divine things with outermost. A.C. 3695.
BONDAGE s. infestations from falses. A. C. 7120, 7129.
BONDMEN s. those who know and understand from others. A.R. 337, 832.
BONDS. All affections are b., because they rule the man and keep him bound to themselves. A. C. 3835.
BONES, a fire of (Ezek. xxiv. 5), s. the affection of truth. A. C. 3812. B. s. falses, and sepulchres evils. (Num. xix. 16, 18.) A. C. 3812. The spreading out of b. (Jer. viii. 1) s. the infernal things attendant on lusts. A. C. 2441. Intellectual propriety in the external man, as to truth. A. C. 156. The societies of spirits, to whom the cartilages and b. cor., are very many in number; but they are such as have in them little of spiritual life; as there is very little of life in the b. compared with what is in the soft substances which encompass them; for example, as there is in the skull and the b. of the head compared with what is in each brain, and the medulla oblongata, and the sensitive substances therein; and also as there is in the vertebrae and ribs, compared with what is in the heart and lungs, etc. A. C. 5560.
BONNETS (Exod. xxviii. 40), being a covering for the head, s. intelligence and wisdom, the same as mitre, which see. A. C. 9949.
BOOK. (Rev. x. 9.) "And I went unto the angel, saying, give me the little b.," s. the faculty of perceiving the quality of the Word from the Lord. Ap. Ex. 616. Little b. (Rev. x.) s. the doctrine of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord. A. R. 472. By taking and eating the little b., which shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey, is s. that the reception of the doctrines of the New Jerusalem, so far as that his humanity is divine, would be unpleasing and difficult by reason of falsifications. A. R. 481,482. The b. which the angel had in his hand (Rev. x.) s. the Word, and the eating there of, the exploration of its quality. Ap. Ex. 614. By book (Rev. vi.) is understood a roll, for in ancient times there were no types and thence b. as at this day, but only rolls of parchment. Ap. Ex. 404.
BOOKS s. the interiors of the mind of man, because in them are written all things appertaining to his life. A. R. 867.
BOOK of the COVENANT (Exod. xxv. 7) s. the divine truth which they had at that time. A. C. 4735.
BOOK of GENERATIONS (Gen. v. 1), an account of those who were of the most ancient church. A. C. 470.
BOOK of LIFE s. the Word of the Lord, and all doctrine respecting him. A. R. 588. B. of l. (Rev. v.) s. the states of the life of all in heaven and earth which is inscribed or implanted in the spirit of man. Ap. Ex. 299.
BOOK of the WORD. In order to constitute a genuine b. of the W,, it is necessary that it treat, in an internal sense, of the Lord Jesus
Christ alone, and his kingdom. See Luke xxiv. 27, 44; John v. 39, etc., etc. A. C. 3540.
BORDER (Isa. liv. 12) s. the scientific and sensual principle. A. C. 655. " And thou shalt make unto it a b. of an hand-breath round about." (Exod. xxv. 25), s. conjunction there with truth from the divine; for b. is the ultimate of termination ; consequently, conjunction with truth from the divine. A. C. 9534. See Hem.
BORE, to, the ear through with an awl (Exod. xxviii. 6) was a rep. of obedience. A. C. 8990.
BORN of GOD, the (John i. 11, 13), are those who are principled in love, and thence in faith. A. C. 2531.
BORN of the HOUSE (Gen. xvii. 12) s. the celestial, and bought with silver s. the spiritual; consequently, those who are within the church. A. C. 2048.
BORN from ETERNITY. See Divine Human. See A. C. 2803.
BORN in TIME. See Divine Human. See A. C. 2803.
BORNE from the BELLY and carried from the WOMB. (Isa. xlvi. 3, 4.) Man who is regenerated by the Lord, is first of all conceived, and afterwards born, and at length educated and perfected, and since regeneration in this respect is like the natural generation of man, therefore, by being b. from the b., is s. the state of man whilst he is regenerating, from conception to nativity, and that nativity itself and afterwards education and perfection is s. by being brought forth from the womb. Ap. Ex. 710.
BORROW and LEND den. to communicate the goods of heaven from the affection of charity, and also the goods of the Word according to the laws of charity. A. C. 9174. To l. den. instruction. A. C. 9209.
BOSOM, the, or breast, s. spiritual love, which is love in act. Ap. Ex. 821.
BOTTLE (Jer. xiii. 12) s. the mind of man, because that is the recipient of truth or false, as a b. contains wine. Ap. Ex. 376.
BOTTLES s. the knowledges which contain truths. Ap. Ex. 195. Also the exterior worship of the church. A. R. 316. Old b. (Matt. ix. ] 7) s. the. statutes and judgments of the Jewish church, and new b., the precepts and commands of the Lord to the Christian church. Ap. Ex. 376. See Vials.
BOTTOMLESS PIT s. hells where the Word is falsified. A. E. 536.
BOUGHS of thick trees (Lev. xxiii. 40) s. scientific truth with its good. Ap. Ex. 458.
BOUGHT from the earth (Rev. xiv. 3) are they which could be regenerated. A. R. 619, 622.
BOUGHT with silver s. the spiritual in the church. A. C. 2048.
BOUND, the, or those who are in prison (Matt. xxv. 35), s. those who acknowledge that in themselves there is nothing but what is false, or who are in the false. A. C. 4956, 4958. B. (Gen. xlii. 16) den. to be separated, for he who is kept b. is separated, viz., from the spiritual good, which is s. by the father Israel. A. C. 5452. To be b., or be a surety for another (Gen. xliii. 10), s. to adjoin to himself. A. C. 5839.
BOUNDARY, the ultimate ground or principle into which interior things fall and terminate. A. E. 403.
BOUNDARIES, ground into which things interior fall and terminate. A. E. 403.
BOW, to (Gen. xviii. 2), s. to humble. A. C. 2153. To b. one's self (Gen. xxiii. 7) s. to rejoice. A. C. 2927. To b. the head (Gen. xliii. 28) s. adoration, or the effect of humiliation. A. C. 4689.
BOW s. doctrinals. A. C. 3899. Also the doctrine of truth. A. C. 2685, 2686. To handle or bend the b. s. to reason. A. C. 1195. B. s. the false of doctrine destroying truth, and spear, the false of evil destroying good. (Jer. vi. 23.) Ap. Ex. 357. See Quiver, Shooter.
BOW of JONATHAN s. doctrine, and the sword of Saul, is truth from good. (2 Sam. i. 22.) Ap. Ex. 357.
BOW in a CLOUD, the (Gen ix.), rep. regeneration. A. C. 1042 1048. See Rainbow.
BOW HIMSELF, to, when pred. of a lion, s. to put himself into ability. 6369.
BOWELS, in the Word, s. love or mercy, by reason that the b. (viscera) of generation, especially the mother's womb, rep. and thereby s. chaste conjugial love, and, consequently, love towards infants. B. s. essential love or essential mercy and the Lord's compassion towards mankind. A. C. 1803. To come forth out of the b. (Gen. xv. 4) s. the state of those who are principled in love to the Lord and towards their neighbor. A. C. 1803.
BOWELS (Exod. xxv. 33) s. scientific truths derived from the good of charity. A. C. 9557.
BOX TREE (Isa. xli. 19) s. the understanding of good and truth. Ap. Ex. 830.
BOY and BOYS in the WORD have various significations, because they are pred. as well of home-born sons as of the sons of a stranger, and also of servants. A. C. 2782. What is interior is in the Word, respectively called b., because there is more of innocence in what is interior, than in what is exterior, and innocence is signified by an infant, and also by a b. A. C. 5604. B. (Gen. xviii. 7) s. the natural man, and consequently, him who ministers and administers. A. C. 2181. In Gen. xxi. 14, the spiritual principle. A. C. 2677. In Gen. xxii. 5, the Lord's divine rational principle in a state of truth prepared for the most grievous and inmost temptation combats. A. C. 2793. In Isa. xi. 6, innocence and love to the Lord. Ap. Ex. 780. In Gen. xxii. 17, spiritual truth. A. C. 2691. It is said (Isa. ix. 5), " unto us a b. is born and unto us a son is given." By b. is here s. divine good; and by son, divine truth. Ap. Ex. 365. B. (Gen. xxii. 3) s. the Lord's former rational principle merely human
which he adjoined and which was to serve the divine rational. A. C.2782. In Gen. xxii. 19, things human rational. A. C. 2858. In Gen. xxv. 26, good and truth. A. C. 3308. The b. who were torn in pieces by the two she-bears (2 Kings ii. 23, 24) rep. those who blaspheme the Wind by denying that truth is contained therein. A. C. 2762, 3301.
B. and girls (Zech. viii. 5) s. the truths and goods of innocence, such as the truths and goods of the Word which essentially constitute the church. Ap. Ex. 863. B. playing in the streets, den. truths in the first stage of their growth; and girls den. goodnesses in the first stage of their growth, and the affections thereof, together with the joys thence derived. A. C.2348. B. and old men, in a bad sense, den. falses and evils, both such as ire in an early stage of growth, and such as are confirmed. A. C, 1259,:260. 2349.
BOYHOOD, or childhood, s. the affections of good and truth. 3254.
BOZRAH (Isa. lxiii. l) s. a vintage, which is pred. concerning truth. Ap. Ex. 9, 22. B. has respect to the divine truth, and Edom, to the divine good of the Word. (Isa. lxiii. l.) Ap. Ex. 922.
BRACELETS (Gen. xxv. 22) s. truth, and in this passage divine truth, because the Lord is treated of. A. C. 310. B. upon the arms, s. the power of truth from good. A. C. 358.
BRAIN, the, is the primitive formation in man. D. L. W. 432. An organical recipient of the interior senses. A. C. 444. In the heavens there are heavens and societies, which have reference to the cerebrum and cerebellum, in common and in parts. A. C. 4045. All things in the b. are according to a heavenly form. A. C. 4040. The indurated humors of the b. answer to those societies which regard no use, and induce stupidity. A. C. 4054. The b., like heaven, is in the sphere of ends which are uses. A. C. 4054. The human b. is a recipient form of divine truth and divine good, spiritually and naturally organized. U. T. 224, 351. Those who have reference to the glands, or cortical substances of the b., are in the principles of good, but those who are in the principles of truth, have reference to those things in the b. which flow forth from those principles, and are called fibres. A. C. 4052. The cortical substances are full of glands, answering to the heavenly societies, and the medullary, full of fibres, answering to the rays of goods and truths, issuing from thence; as those of the light of the stars on the earth. D. L. W. 366. The b. consist of two hemispheres, the cerebellum for the will, and the cerebrum for the understanding. D. L. W. 42, 384. It is the b. and the interiors thereof, by which descent from the heavens into the world, and ascent from the world into the heavens is made, for therein are the very principles, or first and last ends, from which all and singular the things that are in the body flow forth and are derived ; thence also come the thoughts of the understanding, and the affection of the will. A. C. 4042, 4053.
BRAMBLE (Exod. iii. 2) s. scientific truth, because all small shrubs of every kind s. scientifics, but the greater shrubs themselves s. perceptions and knowledges. A. C. 6832. B. (Judges ix. 13) s. spurious good. A. C. 9277.
BRANCH (Matt. xxiv. 32) s. affection, for affection springs and flourishes from good as a b. from its trunk. A. C. 4231. B. (Mal. iv. 1) den. truth. A. C. 1861. B. s. spiritual truth, and bulrush, that which is sensual and scientific. (Isa. xix. 15.) Ap. Ex. 559. B. of a tree s. sensual and natural truths in man. A. R. 936.
BRAND s. but little of truth remaining. A. E. 740.
BRASS s. natural good. A. C. 421, 425. Also rational good. A. C. 2576. Fine b. (Rev. 5.) the good of truth natural. A. R. 49.
BRASS and iron (Isa. xlviii. 4, and Dan. vii. 19) s. what is hard. Ap. Ex. 70.
BRAZEN SEA, the, was ten cubits from laver to laver, and five cubits in height, and thirty cubits in circumference, to the intent that holy things might be s. as well by the numbers ten and five, as by thirty, which number of the circumference does not indeed geometrically answer to the diameter, but still it spiritually involves that which is s. by the compass of that vessel. For all numbers s. things in the spiritual world. A. C. 5291. See Laver.
BRAZEN SERPENT, the, s. the Lord, as to his divine humanity. A. R. 469. The b. s. which was set up in the wilderness, s. the sensual of the Lord, who alone is a celestial man, and alone is circumspect and provident over all, so that all who look upon him are preserved. A. C. 197.
BREACH (Gen. xxxviii. 29) s. the infraction and perversion of truth, by separation from good. A. C. 4926. In Ps. lx. 3, 4, the undermining of the church, and thence the perversion of truth, and irruption of the false. Ap. Ex. 400. B. s. the false of doctrine, and the stroke of their wound, evil of life. (Isa. xxx. 26.) Ap. Ex. 962. B. (Amos iv. 3, etc.) s. the false which exists by the separation of truth from good. A. C.
BREAD s. the Lord himself, and of course his love towards the whole human race, and whatever appertains thereto. As also man's reciprocality to the Lord, and towards his neighbor, thus it s. all things celestial. A. C. 2165. B. s. every good that is for spiritual food to man. All the burnt offerings and sacrifices in the Jewish church, were called by the single name b., although they had each respectively a particular rep., therefore when sacrifices were abolished, and other things succeeded instead thereof, for external worship, it was commanded that b. and wine should be used for this purpose. A. C. 2165, 2177. B., in Gen. xxxvii. 25 s. evil derived from the false principle. A. C. 4745. In Ezek. iv. 16, both good and truth. Ap. Ex. 727. To break b. s. to communicate one's own good with another. Ap. Ex. 617. By eating b. in the sweat of the face, is s. to have an aversion to what is celestial. A. C. 275, 279. To eat the b. of the Lord (Ps. xli. 10) s. appropriation of divine truth, here, its communication, because it could not be appropriated to the Jews. B. s. the Word from which spiritual nutrition is derived. Ap. Ex. 617.
BREAD and wine. Goods and truths in the spiritual man. A. E. 340.
BREADTH s. the truth of the church, because in the spiritual world or in heaven, the Lord is the centre of all things, for he is the sun therein ; they who are in a state of good, are more inward according to the quality and quantity of the good in which they are ; hence altitude is pred. of good ; they who are in a like degree of good, are also in a like degree of truth, and thereby, as it were, in a like distance, or in the same periphery. This is the reason why by b. in the Word, the angels understand truth. A. C. 4482. See Length.
BREAK, to, bread is rep. of mutual love. 5405. A breach den. the infraction and perversion of truth. 4926.
BREAK FORTH, to (Gen. xxviii. 14), s. extension. A. C. 3708. To b. f. to a multitude (Gen. xxx. 30) s. fruitfulness. A. C. 3985.
BREAK the NECK, to (Exod. xiii. 13), s. separation and ejection. A. C. 8079.
BREAST, the, s. goodness and truth, by reason of the heart and lungs being therein. A. C. 1788. The b. cor. to the second or middle heaven. Ap.Ex.65. The b. s. things rational. A. C. 2162. By the Lord's b., and especially by the paps, his divine love is s. A. R. 46. The b. cor to the affections of good and truth of that order, viz., the spiritual : the right, to the affection of good, and the lefts to the affection of truth. A. C. 6745. B. fashioned (Ezek. xvi. 7), s. natural good. A. C. 3301.
BREAST of CONSOLATIONS (Isa. Ixvi. 11) s. divine good; and the splendor (or abundance) of her glory, divine truth from which doctrine is derived. (Isa. lxvi. 11.) Ap. Ex. 365.
BREASTPLATE of JUDGMENT (Exod. xxviii. 15) s. divine truth shining forth from the divine good of the Lord in the ultimates. A. C. 9823. The twelve precious stones therein rep. all the goods and truths of heaven in their order. A. C. 9873.
BREASTPLATES (Rev. ix. 9) s. argumentations. A. R. 450.
BREATH of the LIPS (Isa. xi. 4) s. doctrines which with the wicked la false. A. C. 1286.
BREATH of the NOSTRILS (Lam. iv. 20) is the essential celestial life which is from the Lord. Ap. Ex. 375.
BREATHE, to, in man's nostrils the breath of lives (Gen. ii. 7) s. to give the life of faith and love. A. C. 94.
BREATHING and a cry. (Lam. iii. 56.) B. is pred. of truths, and c. concerning goods. Ap. Ex. 419.
BREECHES or linen s. the external of conjugial love. 9959.
BRETHREN (Gen. xxvii. 29) s. the affections of good. A. C. 3582. My b. and thy b. (Gen. xxxi. 37) s. what is just and equitable. A. C. 4167. See Accuser Joseph's Brethren.
BRIARS and thorns den. falsities and lusts. 2831.
BRICK s. what is false, being an artificial imitation made by man of stone, which cor. to truth. A. C. 1296.
BRICK KILN, to repair the (Nahum iii. 14), s. worship grounded in falses. A. C. 1276. Sec Clay.
BRIDE. The church is a b. when she is desirous to receive the Lord; and a wife, when she actually does receive him. A. R. 895. See Spirit and Bride.
BRIDEGROOM and BRIDE. By virtue of the marriage of the Lord with the church, the Lord is called b., and the church, b. Hence the new church, which is the New Jerusalem, is called the b., the Lamb's wife, and at the end of the Apocalypse, the b. and b. speak, i.e., the Lord and the church, as if it were during the desponsation. A. R. 797, 895, 960.
BRIDLES of the horses (Rev. xiv. 20) s. truths of the Word, by which the understanding is guided. A. R. 298, 653.
BRIERS s. falses of evils. A. R. 439. B. and thorns (Isa. ix. 17) s. falsity and lust. A. C. 2831. B. s. evil, and thorns what is false. (Isa. xxxii. 13.) Ap. Ex. 304.
BRIGHTNESS. They are exterior truths which are rep. by the b. of garments in the heavens, and interior truths by the b. and splendor of the countenance. A. C. 5319.
BRIMSTONE (Isa. xxxiv. 9, etc.) s. filthy lusts. A. C. 643.
BRING AWAY, to (Gen. xxi. 18), s. to separate. A. C. 4105.
BRING BACK, to (Gen. xxviii. 15), s. to join together again. A. C. 3712.
BRING BACK upon a STATION, to (Gen. xl. 21), den. to reduce into order, that they may be in the last place. A. C. 5165.
BRINGING FORTH (Gen. xviii. 13) s. that the rational should be made divine. A. C. 2208. To b. f. (Gen. xix. 16) s. to withhold. A. C. 2413. To acknowledge in faith and in act. (Gen. xxx. 1.) A. C. 3905. The existence of the spiritual things which are of truth, and of the celestial things which are of good. A. C. 4586. To b. f. has respect to the existence of good and truth. A. C. 3298. To b. f. (Micah i. 8, 9) is pred. of the restoration and reformation of the church. Ap. Ex. 721. To b.f. is pred. of the truth, and to burn of the good, which were to be extirpated. A. C. 4900. To b. f. and travail in birth, s. to conceive and b. f. those things which appertain to spiritual life. A. R. 535.
BRING FORTH ABROAD, to (Gen. xv. 5), s. the vision of the interior man, which from things external sees things internal. A. C. 1806.
BRING, to (Gen. xxxvii. 28), s. consultation. A. C. 4760.
BRING to his HOUSE, to (Gen. xxix. 3), s. conjunction. A. C. 3809.
BRING HIMSELF NEAR, to (Gen. xxxiii. 3), s. to conjoin himself. A.C. 4348.
BRING up upon the KNEES, to (Gen. 1. 23), s. conjunction of good and truth. A. C. 6585.
BROAD place, or way, s. truth of doctrine and truths of life. A. E. 652.
BROIDERED work (Ezek. xvi. 10, 13) s. genuine scientifics. A. C. 5054.
BROKEN cisterns, doctrines in which are no truths. A. C. 2702.
BRONCHIA, and their ramifications, cor. to will and understanding. D. L.W.405.
BROOKS of honey and butter (Job. xx. 17) are things spiritual and celestial, which reasoners were not to see. Reasonings are called the poison of asps and the viper's tongue. A. C. 195.
BROTHER s. the affection of good, and sister the affection of truth. A. C. 3129. B. s. goods, and sons s. truths. (Dent, xxxiii. 9.) Ap. Ex. 444. B. s. good in the natural man. A. C. 3I66. The truths of faith. (Gen. xii. 5.) A. C. 1434. B., in the Word, s. the same thing as neighbor. A. C. 2360. External worship is called b. to internal worship, in the Word. A. C. 1244. B. s. such as are in the good of charity. A. R. 32. It is not allowable for any man to call the Lord b., because he is God as to his humanity, and God is not b., but father. The only reason why he calls his disciples his brethren (Matt. xxv. 40, John xx. 17, etc.), is because he is father, from divine love, but b. from the divine proceeding from himself. Ap. Ex. 746. B. delivering up b. to death, s. that the false shall destroy good; specifically, that faith shall alone destroy charity. Ap.Ex. 315.
BROTHER and companion. (Jer. xxiii. 35.) B. means he who is principled in the good of love, and e. he who is principled in the truth of doctrine. S. S. 84.
BROTHER-IN-LAW, to perform the duty of a, was a law enjoined in the Jewish church, not merely for the sake of preserving a name and thence of inheritance, but in order to rep. the conservation and continuation of the church. A. C. 4835.
BRUISED s. what is broken and not in coherence with interior truth. A. E. 627.
BRUISED REED, divine truth sensual with the simple. A. E. 627.
BUCKETS (Num. xxiv 7) s. knowledges. A. C. 3079.
BUCKLER, defence against falses. A. E. 734.
BUD forth, to, is pred. of goodnesses and truths, and, consequently, of every thing relating to the church. A. C. 2452.
BUDDING, or producing leaves and afterwards blossoms, s. the first of re-birth: the reason why influx is also den. is, because when man is in the act of being re-born, spiritual life flows in into him, as life by heat from the sun into a tree, when it is in the act of b. He who is born a man, in the Word throughout is compared to the subjects of the vegetable kingdom, especially to trees, and this because the whole vegetable kingdom, as also the animal kingdom, rep. such things as appertain to man, consequently, such as are in the Lord's kingdom, for man is a heaven in the least form. A. C. 5115.
BUILD, to, s. to raise up that which is fallen, and is pred. of evils and sometimes of goods. A. C. 153. To b. s. to collect scientifics. A. C. 1488. To b. an house (Gen. xxxiii. 17) s. to instruct the internal man in intelligence and wisdom. A. C. 4390. To b. is applied to the old waste places, and to erect, to the former desolations. (Isa. lxi. 4.) A. C. 153.
BULLOCK s. the good of innocence in the natural man. A. C. 5391.
BULRUSHES (Exod. 5i. 3) s. what is vile, but nevertheless derived from truth. A. C. 6723. Sec Branch.
BULWARKS (Isa. xxvi. 2) s. truths. A. C. 402.
BUNDLE (Gen. xlii. 3) s. orderly arrangement, because the truths appertaining to man are disposed and arranged into series: those which are in the greatest agreement with the loves, are in the midst; those which are not in so much agreement, are at the sides, and lastly, those which are in no agreement, are rejected to the remotest circumferences; the things out of the series are those which are contrary to the loves. A. C. 5530.
BURDEN (Jer. xvii. 4) s. that which is from the proprium of man. Ap. Ex. 208. B. s. infestations from falses, and from thence combats. A. C. 7109. B. (Judges v. 15) (in the common version, sheepfolds) s. knowledges and scientifics in the natural man ; and the bleatings of the flocks s. the perceptions and thoughts arising from them. Ap. Ex. 434.
BURIAL, by, wheresoever mentioned in the Word, the angels understand resurrection. A. C. 4016. See Death.
BURIED, to be (Gen. xxxiv. 8), s. to be rejected. A. C. 4564. To be b. s. to rise again, and to continue life, because all earthly and impure things are rejected. And not to be b. s. to continue in things earthly and unclean, and for that reason to be rejected, as damned. A. R. 506.
BURNING (Rev. xviii. 18) s. damnation and punishment of evils arising from earthly and corporeal loves. Ap. Ex. 1173.
BURNING, fire, sulphur, and pitch, are pred. of evil lusts, especially of those which are derived from self-love. A. C. 1297.
BURNT OFFERINGS and SACRIFICES, the, in the Jewish church, rep. nothing else by celestial things appertaining to the Lord's kingdom in the heavens and in the earth, general and particular, consequently, all the things of love and charity. A. C. 2165. B. o. and s. s. all worship; b. o. worship from love, s. worship from faith proceeding from love. A. C. 916, 924. The Lord's divine human. A. C. 10057.
BUS, or Buz. Various religious persuasions. 2860-4.
BUSH (Exod. iii. 2) s. scientific truth. A. C. 6832.
BUTLER den. the sensual principle which is subject or subordinate to intellectual part of the internal man, because every thing which serves drinking, or which is drunk, as wine, milk, water, has relation to truth, in the intellectual part, and whereas the external sensual principle that of the body, is what subministers, therefore, by b. is s. that sensual principle, or that which subministers of things A. C. 5977. The chief B. (Gen. xl. 1) is the sensual part of understanding in a state of subjection. A. C. 5227.
BUTTER (Isa. vii. 14, 16) s. the Lord's celestial principle, and honey that is derived from thence. A. C. 2184. Celestial good. (Isa. vii. l. C. 5020. B. of the herd (Dcut. xxxii. 13) s. the celestial natural principle, and milk of the flock, the celestial spiritual principle of the rational. A. C. 2184. B. and Honey (Isa. vii. 15) s. the good of celestial and spiritual love, and the good of natural love, which the Lord should apprpriate to himself. Ap. Ex. 304, 617. B. and oil (Isa. lv. 21) : b. s. the good of external affection, and o. the good of internal affection. Ap. Ex. 537.
BUTTERFLIES. He that confirms himself in favor of the divine from the visible things of nature, sees a certain image of the earthly state of man in these creatures as worms, and an image of his celestial state in as b. D. L. W. 354.
BUY. to, s. to procure for one's self, and thereby to appropriate; procuration and appropriation is effected spiritually by good and truth; to this cor. the procuration and appropriation which in the world is effected by silver and gold, for silver is truth, and gold is good in the spiritual sense, buying s. appropriation. A. C. 5374. To b. s. redemption. A. C. To b. (Rev. iii. 18) s. to procure or acquire to one's self. A. R. 211.