Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 855

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855. From these considerations it now becomes clear what the contents of this verse mean in the internal sense, namely, that a spiritual man is the holy rest which results from new light in the understanding, a light which shines from charity. These matters are perceived by angels with such remarkable variety, and in a sequence so delightful, that if merely one such idea existed with man thousands upon thousands in mounting series would enter in and stir his affection, and such indeed as would defy description. Such is the Word of the Lord throughout the internal sense, even when the sense of the letter looks like crude history, which is the case with the meaning of the statement that the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

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