The Apocalypse Explained According To The Spiritual Sense (volume 4); In Which The Arcana Therein…

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byEmanuel Swedenborg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... "its being put out of joint" signifies that with Jacob and his posterity there was no conjunction of truth with good; this is meant by "Jacob fought powerfully with God." (But on this see A.C., n. 4281, where it is explained. That the Israelitish and Jewish nation was not chosen, but was accepted to represent a church, because of the tenacity with which their fathers and Moses persisted, see n. 4290,4293,7051, 7439,10430,10535,10632.) 21- In Moses: The sons strove with each other in the belly of Rebecca; and "Jehovah said, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels, and the one people shall prevail over the other people, and the elder shall serve the younger. And the days to be delivered were fulfilled, and behold twins were in her womb; and the first came forth red all over like an hairy garment, and they called his name Esau. And afterwards his brother came forth, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel, and he called his name Jacob " (Gen. xxv. 20-26). These historical statements involve what has just been said about Jacob and his posterity, namely, that they were merely natural, and thus were in no natural good from spiritual, which is signified by "Esau." That Jacob's posterity was without that good is signified by Jacob's taking hold of Esau's heel when he came forth out of his mother's womb, the "heel " signifying the lowest natural. (But this, too, may be seen explained in the Arcana Caelestia) 22. In the same, "From the God of thy father and He shall help thee, and with the Almighty and He shall bless thee, with blessings of heaven from above, with blessings of the abyss that coucheth beneath, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb" (Gen. xlix. 25). This is the blessing of Joseph by his father Israel, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... "its being put out of joint" signifies that with Jacob and his posterity there was no conjunction of truth with good; this is ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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