NAAMAH, the sister of Tubal-Cain (Gen. iv. 22), s. a new church, of the doctrine of natural good and truth out of that church. 421.
NAAMAN, THE SYRIAN (2 Kings v. 10), rep. those who falsify the knowledges of truth and good from the Word. A. E. 475. N.’s being healed of his leprosy by washing himself seven times in Jordan, according to the command of Elisha (2 Kings v. 1-14), rep. baptism, or initiation into the church, and into those things which appertain to the church; thus it s. regeneration, and the things appertaining to regeneration. 4255.
NABOTH’S VINEYARD (2 Kings ix.) s. the church. A. R. 132.
NADAB s. doctrine from the internal sense of the Word. 9375.
NAHOR (Gen. xxii. 20) a. the Lord’s church among the Gentiles. 2861. See Milcah.
NAIL (Zech. x. 4) s. truth supporting. A. E. 355. See Cords.
NAILS OF THE HAND (Deut. xxi. 12) s. falses and evils of the sensual man.
NAKED, the (Matt. xxv. 35), s. those who acknowledge that there is nothing of good and of truth in themselves. 4956. The celestial angels appear n., but the spiritual, clothed. H. and H. 177,182. A. E. 240.
NAKEDNESS, when pred. of the head, which is baldness, s. a deprivation of the intelligence of truth, and of the wisdom of good; when it regards the whole body, it s. a deprivation of the truths which are of faith; but when it regards the loins and genital parts, it s. a deprivation of the good of love. 9960. N. s. the evils to which man is born, which, because they are opp. to the good of celestial love, are in themselves profane. N. also s. innocence, and likewise ignorance of good and truth. A. R. 213. N. sometimes s. disgrace, and is prod, of a perverted church. (See Ezek. xvi. 7, 22; Rev. iii. 18.) A. R. 213, 295.
NAKEDNESS OF THE LAND (Gen. xlii. 9) s. the want of truths in the church. 5133.
NAME s. the essence of a thing, and by seeing and calling by a n. is s. to know its nature and quality. 145. N. (Gen. xi. 4) s. the reputation of power. 1308. N. (Matt, xviii. 20) s. all things appertaining to love and faith, for these things are of God, or of the Lord, and are from him ; and whereas these things are holy, when they are accounted holy, the kingdom of the Lord comes, and his will is done in the earths as in the heavens. 2009.. To be called by a new n. (Isa. lxii. 2), s. to be changed. 145. N. which no one knew but himself (Rev. xix. 12), s. the quality of the Word in its spiritual and celestial sense seen by none but the Lord, and they to whom he reveals it. A. R. 824. It was an ancient custom, when an infant was born, to give it a n. significative of a state, and that the state should then also be des., as when Cain was born to Adam and Eve. (Gen. iv. 1.) 2643. In the spiritual world, all are named according to the quality of their life, thus with a difference within the societies and without them; within the societies, the quality of the state of every one’s lile is constant; but before man comes into that society which accords with his ruling love, he is named agreeably to the idea and perception of the quality of the respective states he passes through. A. E. 676.
NAME OF THE FATHER, the, is the divine human of the Lord. A. R. 618, 839.
NAME OF GOD, in the spiritual sense, s. the Word, and whatever the church thence derives as accessary to the true worship of God. U. T. 298. N. of G. sometimes means the all of worship or the all of love and charity. 2724. N. of G. or of the Lord s. all the doctrine of faith concerning love and charity, which is s. by believing in his name. 2009. The n. of G. s. all the quality by which God is worshipped ; for God is in his own quality, and is his own quality. His essence is the divine love; his quality is the divine truth thence proceeding, united to the divine good; thus, with us on earth, it is the Word; wherefore also it is said (John i. 1), “The Word was with God, and God was the Word.” And thence also it is the doctrine of genuine truth and good from the Word A. E. 959. A. R. 584.
NAME OF JEHOVAH. By taking the n. of J. in vain (Exod. xx. 7), in a spiritual sense, is meant to take any thing thence, and use it in vain discourse, false assertions, lies, execrations, witchcraft, and incantations; for this is to revile and blaspheme God, and consequently, his name. In a celestial sense, by taking of his name in vain, is meant blasphemy against the holy spirit. U. T. 288, 280.
NAME OF THE LORD, the, in the celestial sense, s. his divine human. U. T. 299. It is highly necessary for man to know the quality of faith and love, which is the n. of the L., and then to love that quality, for the Lord is not loved, except according to his quality. A. E. 815. Every one in the spiritual world is instantly known, as to the quality of his love and faith, only by his pronouncing the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. A. E. 102.
NAME OF A PROPHET, etc. To receive a prophet in the n. of a p., a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, and to give drink in the name of a disciple (Matt. x. 41, 42), s. to love truth on account of truth, good on account of good, and to exercise charity from the faith of truth. A. E. 102.
NAME and REMNANT, SON and NEPHEW (Isa. xiv. 22), s. all truths from first principles to ultimates. A. E. 724.
NAPHISH rep. things in the spiritual church. 3268.
NAPHTALI, in a supreme sense, s. the proper power of the Lord’s divine human; in a spiritual sense, temptation and victory; also a perception of use after temptation; and, in a natural sense, resistance on the part of the natural man. A. R. 354.
NAPHTUHIM s. external rituals of worship. 1193.
NAPKIN. (Luke xix.) The servant who laid up the pound in a n., den. those who procure to themselves the truths of faith, and do not conjoin them to the good of charity, in which case there is nothing of gain, or fruit. 5291.
NARRATE den. to perceive. 3209.
NATHAN s. the doctrine of truth. A. E. 555.
NATION (Gen. xxi. 18) s. the spiritual church which should receive the good of faith. 2699. N. from afar (Jer. v. 17) s. the false of evil, which is the false of the sensual man. A. E. 724.
NATIONS s. those who are in the good of love and charity from the Lord. A. R. 667. Two n. in the womb (Gen. xxv. 23) s. the natural principle as to interior and exterior good. 3293. N. (Jer. xxv. 31) s. falses. 662. N. twice repeated (Ezek. xxix. 15) have reference, in the first place, to the truths of the church, and in the second place, to the goods thereof. A. E. 654. N. (Micah vii. 14-17) s. those who trust in their own selfhood. 249.
NATIONS and PEOPLE. They who are of the celestial church are called n.; and they who are of the spiritual church are called p. in the Word. A. E. 625.
NATIVITIES (Gen. x. 1) s. the origin and derivation of doctrinals and of worship. 1149,1330.
NATIVITY (Gen. x. 32) s. reformation. 1255. ” Out of thy n. and out of thy father’s house” (Gen. xii. 1), s. corporeal and worldly things of an exterior sort, and things interior of a like kind. 1412.
NATURAL GOOD is not really good, unless made spiritual good. A.
NATURAL DOMESTIC GOOD is that good which a man receives from his parents, or into which he is born, very distinct from the good of the natural which flows in from the Lord. 3518.
NATURAL MEN. There are three kinds of n. m.; one kind consists of those who know nothing of the divine commandments; the second consists of those who know that there are such commandments, but think nothing of a life according to them; and the third consists of those who despise and deny them. D. L. W, 249.
NATURAL PRINCIPLE, the, s. the natural mind; for there are two minds, the rational mind is of the internal man, but the natural mind is of the external man, this latter mind or this latter man is what is meant by the n. p. simply so called. 5301, 7693.
NATURAL and RATIONAL PRINCIPLES. Nothing but a conformity of the n. to the r. and a conjunction of both, can make man blessed and happy, which is only effected by charity, and charity is only from the Lord. 2183.
NATURALISM arises from thinking of divine subjects from the properties of nature, which are matter, space, and time. A. Cr. 107.
NATURALISTS. Those who are mere n. des. 5571. Those who confirm in themselves appearances, make them truth, become n., believing nothing but what they can perceive by the bodily senses. D. P. 310.
NATURE. All and every particular in n. exists and subsists continually from what is divine; and that by means of, or through, the spiritual world. 775, 8211, 5013. All n. is a rep., theatre of the spiritual world, that is, of heaven. 2753, 2099, 3000, 4039, 8848, 9280. From the light of n., without the Word, nothing can be known about the Lord, about heaven and hell, or about the life of man after death. 8944, 10.318,10.319, 10.320. N. contributes nothing at all to the production of vegetables and animals, but that alone which flows in from the spiritual world into the natural. D. L. W. 344. N. is the recipient of love and wisdom, whereby they may produce their effects of uses. C. S. L. 380. N. is the ultimate of creation. D. L. W. 16O.
NAUSEATES. The natural man n. the wisdom of angels. 999.
NAY has respect to the celestial principle. 3246. Sec Yea.
NAZARITE rep. the celestial man. 2342. See Joseph.
NAZARITES, the, rep. the Lord as to his divine human, especially as to his divine natural. 3300. A. E. 364. N., in the Israelitish churches, rep. the Lord as to the Word, in its ultimates, which is its literal sense. A. R. 47. N. rep. the Lord as to his divine human, and thence the man of the celestial church, who is a likeness of the Lord, and the natural of that man by the hair; wherefore when they were sanctified, they were to put off their old or former natural man, into which they were born, and were to put on the new man ; which was s. by this, that when the days were fulfilled, in which they should separate themselves to Jehovah, they should let down the hair of their head, and should put it on the fire beneath the sacrifice; for the state of the celestial man is, that he is in good, and from good knows all truths, and never thinks and speaks from truths concerning good, still less from scientifics concerning good. 3301. In order that the conjunction of the external man with the internal, and thus the conjunction of the celestial paradise with the earthly paradise, might be rep., the Nazariteship was instituted; which conjunction, although it cannot be effected in man, could nevertheless be rep., and thus an image of the Lord could be exhibited, who alone conjoined both in himself. He is a N. who is holy not only as to his internal faculties, but also as to his body. Adversaria. See Lord.
NEAR, in the Word, s. presence and conjunction. A. E. 16. To be n. s. to be in internals. A. E. 1133. N. (Gen. xix. 20) s. truth bordering upon good. 2428. To come n. (Isa. xxxiv. 1) s. to be conjoined by love. A. E. 331.
NEBAIOTH, KEDAR, ADDEEL, MIBSAM, MISCHMA, DUMAH, MASSA, HADAR, TEMA, JETUR, NAPHISH, and KEDMAH (Gen. xxv. 14, 15), s. all things appertaining; to the spiritual church, especially among the Gentiles. The ground and reason whereof is because the ancient church, which was spiritual, was amongst them, but their doctrinals and rituals were various, nevertheless, they formed one church, because they made not faith but charity essential. 3268. See Flock.
NEBAJOTH (Gen. xxviii.) den. good which is of the spiritual church. 3688.
NEBO, KlRIATHAIM, MlSGAB, SlBMAH, JASER, CHEMOSH, etc., (Jer. xlviii. 1) s. the false principles wherewith they are tainted who are principled in natural good. 2468.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR rep. the profane principle which vastates. 10.227. N. king of Babylon rep. the Babylonian falsification of the Word and destruction of all truth therein. A. R. 47. See Dream of Nebuchadnezzar.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR and the CHALDEANS. N. s. those who destroy all things of the church by evils; and the C., those who destroy all things of the church by falses; or, abstractedly considered, the evils and falses themselves which destroy. A. E. 811.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S IMAGE rep. successive states of the church. 3021.
NECESSITY. Doctrine of philosophical, not true. 6487.
NECK, the, s. influx and the communication of interior and exterior principles and consequent conjunction. The inmost or third heaven has reference to the head, the middle or second heaven has reference to the body. Therefore the n., inasmuch as it, is intermediate, s. influx, and the communication of things celestial with things spiritual. 3603, 5328.
NECKLACE of GOLD UPON THE NECK (Gen. xli. 42) den. a significative of the conjunction of things interior with things exterior, effected by good. A n., inasmuch as it encompasses the neck, is a significative of their conjunction ; a n. of gold s. conjunction by good, or effected by good, because gold den. good. A sign of the conjunction of interior truth with exterior truth is s. by a n. on the throat, in Ezekiel: ” I adorn thee with adorning, and put bracelets on thy hands, and a n. on thy throat” (xvi.), 11. 5320.
NEEDLE, eye of a, s. spiritual truth. H. and H. 365. A. C. 9688, 10.227, 10.236.
NEEDLEWORK (Exod. xxvi. 36) s. the scientific principle. 9688.
NEEDLEWORK from EGYPT, and BLUE, and PURPLE from the ISLES of ELISHA. (Ezek. xxvii. 7.) N. from E. s. the scientific principle, b. and p. from the I. of E., s. rituals cor. to internal worship. 2576. See Embroidery.
NEEDY, in the Word, s. one who is not in goods. A. R. 95.
NEGATIVE PRINCIPLE. In another life they who are in the n. p. when they think of spiritual things, are, as it were, drunken. 1672, 8629.
NEGATIVE and AFFIRMATIVE PRINCIPLES. There are two p. one which leads to all folly and madness, another which leads to all intelligence and wisdom; the former p. is to deny all things, as when a man says in his heart, that ho cannot believe such things until he is convinced by what he can comprehend or be sensible of; this p. is what leads to all folly and madness, and may be called the n. p.; the other p. is to affirm the things which are of doctrine from the Word, as when a man thinks and believes with himself that they are true, because the Lord has said so; this p. is what leads to all intelligence and wisdom, and may be called the a. p.; they who think from the n. p., the more they consult things rational, scientific, and philosophical, do but so much the more plunge themselves into darkness, till at length they come to deny all things; the reason is, because no one can from things inferior comprehend things superior, that is, things spiritual and celestial, still less things divine. 2568.
NEGRO, or ETHIOPIAN, changing his skin, s. that companions should not be defrauded of external truths, which are doctrinals according to which they live. 297, 1073.
NEIGHBOR. The n. is not only man singly, but also man collectively, as a less or greater society, our country, the church, the Lord’s kingdom, and, above all, the Lord himself; these are the n. to whom good is to be done from love. A society is our n. more than a single man, because it consists of many. Our country is our n. more than a society, because it is like a parent; for a man is born therein, and is thereby nourished and protected from injuries. The church is our n. more than our country, for he who provides for the church, provides for the souls and eternal life of the men who dwell in his country. The Lord’s kingdom is our n. in a still superior degree, for the Lord’s kingdom consists of all who are in good, as well those on the earths as those in the heavens. N. J. D. 91-95.
NEIGHINGS (Jer. xiii. 27) are the profanations of truth. A. E. 142.
NEPHILIM. See Giants.
NEPTUNE, APOLLO, PLUTO, etc., were worshipped by several nations, because they were regarded as possessing the properties and qualities of God. A. Cr. 22.
NERVE, or SINEW, s. truth, 4303.
NEST. To make a n. (Jer. xlviii. 28), when pred. of a bird, s. the same thing as to dwell; viz., to fulfil the duties of active life when pred. of a man. A. E. 411.
NET. To cast the n. on the right side (John xxi. 6) s. to teach the good of life. A. E. 600.
NETWORK, grate of, s. the sensual external. 9726.
NETTLES s. vastation of good. 2455. An abandoned place of n. (Zeph. ii. 9) s. the rage or burning of the life of man from self-love. 10.300.
NEW BIRTH, or CREATION, the, is effected from the Lord alone, by charity and faith as two means or mediums, during man’s co-operation. U. T. 576-578.
NEW BIRTH. The first act of the n. b. is called reformation, and relates to the understanding; the second is called regeneration, and relates to the will. U. T. 571.
NEW CHURCH. There is at this day a n. c. establishing by the Lord, which is meant by the New Jerusalem in the Apocalypse, in which the Lord alone is worshipped, as he is in heaven. A. R. 839. The n. c. which is the New Jerusalem is formed by those who approach the Lord only, and at the same time perform repentance from evil works. A. R. 69. The n. c. is the crown of all the churches that have hitherto been in the world, because it will worship one visible God, in whom is the invisible God, as the soul is in the body. U. T. 787. All who are in truths originating in good are received into the n. c., because they love the light thereof; and the rest cannot bear that light. A. R. 922. The two essentials of the n. c. are an acknowledgment of the Lord, that he is the God of heaven and earth, and that his human is divine; the other is a life conformable to the precepts of the decalogue; and these two are conjoined like the two tables of the decalogue, and like love to God and love towards the neighbor. A. R. 490. The n. c. is first amongst a few, afterwards with greater numbers, and so at last to arrive to its full state. The causes are, first, that its doctrine, which is the doctrine of love to the Lord and charity towards the neighbor, cannot be acknowledged and thence received, except by those who are interiorly affected with truths and who see them, have cultivated their intellectual faculty, and have not destroyed it in themselves by the loves of self and the world. Another cause is that the doctrine of that church cannot be acknowledged, nor. consequently, received except by those who have not confirmed themselves in doctrine and at the same time in life, in faith alone. The third cause is that the n. c. on the earth increases, according to its increase in the world of spirits among those who are in the spiritual affection of truth, and who renounce the doctrine they had been in in the world, and receive the doctrine of the n. c. The numbers there every day increase. A. E. 732.
NEW HEAVEN, the, is treated of in the Apocalypse, and is called the Christian heaven, because it is distinct from the ancient heavens, which were composed of men of the church before the Lord’s coming. A. R. 876. See Heaven.
NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH, a (Rev. xxi. 1), does not mean a natural h. visible to the eye, nor a natural e. inhabited by men, but a spiritual h. is meant, and an e. belonging to that h., where angels are. A. R. 876. N. h. and n. e. s. a new church, h., its internal, and e., its external. A. R. 613.
NEW HEAVEN and NEW CHURCH. In proportion as the n. h., which constitutes the internal of the church in man, grows and increases, in the same proportion the new Jerusalem, that is, the n. c., comes down from that heaven. U. T. 784. The n. h. means a n. h. from among Christians. The new Jerusalem is the n. c. upon earth, which will act as one with that n. h. (Rev. xxi. 1, 2.) A. R. Preface.
NEW MAN and OLD MAN. The n. m. is in the affection of spiritual and celestial things, inasmuch as these constitute his delights and blessednesses; whereas the o. m. is in the affection of worldly and terrestrial things, and these constitute his delights and satist’ac tions, consequently, the n. m. has respect to ends in heaven, but the o. m. to ends in the world. 4063.
NEW NAME of the LORD (Rev. iii. 12) s. his divine human, and to write it upon any one, s. to implant the acknowledgment thereof, in his life. A. E. 224.
NEW SONG. To sing a n. s., is to confess out of joy of heart, and out of affection, that the Lord alone is the Saviour, Redeemer, and God of heaven and earth. A. R. 279, 615, 662.
NEW TESTAMENT. As to what concerns the Word of the N. T. written by the Evangelists, inasmuch as the Lord spake from the essential divine, therefore all and single things spoken by him were rep. and s. of divine things, thus of the celestial things of his kingdom and church. 2900.
NEW WINE is the divine truth of the N. T. A. R. 2466, 316.
NEWTON. His abhorrence of the idea of a vacuum as of nothing. D. L. W. 82.
NICE, Council of. Imputation originated with the Council of N. U. T. 636.
NICOLAITANS (Rev. ii. 6) are they who make works meritorious. A. R. 86. Those who separate good from truth or charity from faith. A. E. 107, 142.
NIGELLA den. scientifics. 10.669.
NIGH den. truth in affinity with good. 2428.
NIGHT, in the spiritual sense, den. a state of shade induced by the false grounded in evil, thus also an obscure principle of the mind. The obscurity, which is that of n. in the world, is natural obscurity, but the obscurity, which is that of n. in the other life, is spiritual obscurity; the former exists from the absence of the sun of the world, and the consequent privation of light, but the latter, from the absence of the sun of heaven which is the Lord, and the privation of light, that is, of intelligence thence derived; this privation does not exist, in consequence of the sun of heaven setting as the sun of the world, but in consequence of a man or a spirit being in the false grounded in evil, and removing himself, and occasioning to himself obscurity. 5092. N., or winter, s. the end of the church. D. L. W. 73. N. s. a state void of love and faith. 221, 709, 2353, 6000, 6110. N. s. the light of the natural man, for his light, compared to the light of the spiritual man, is like the light from the moon and stars compared to the light of day from the sun. A. E. 401. N. sometimes s. a state of damnation. 7851. N. (Gen. xix.) s. the last time, when the Lord’s divine human and holy proceeding are no longer acknowledged. 2353. N. (John xi. 9) den. the false principle grounded in evil. 2353.
NIGHTS, forty (Gen. vii. 4). den. anxieties of temptation. 786. N. (Ps. xvi. 7) s. the state of man when falses rise up against him, and excite the combat of temptation. A. E. 168.
NILE, the, or river of Egypt, rep. the sensual things subject to the intellectual part, thus the scientifics which are thence derived, for these are the ultimates of the spiritual things of the Lord’s kingdom. 5196.
NIMROD (Gen. x.) s. those who make internal worship external, by depending upon external worship alone. 1173-1179.
NlNE s. conjunction. 2075.
NINETY YEARS, a daughter of (Gen. xvii. 17), s. that truth conjoined with good should effect the union of the rational principle of the Lord’s human essence to his divine ; or conjunction by remains. 2075. Ninety-nine years (Gen. xvii. 1) s. the time before the Lord fully conjoined the internal man with the rational. 1988. Ninety-nine years (Gen. xvii. 26), the state and time before the union of the Lord’s divine essence with his human essence. 2106.
NINEVEH s. the falses of doctrinals, also the Gentiles, or the falses originating in the fallacies of the senses, in the obscurity of an unenlightened understanding and in ignorance. 1188.
NISSI, JEHOVAH. Continual war and protection of the Lord. 8624.
NO (Ezek. xxx. 15) den. doubt in a state of temptation. 2334. Seo Egypt.
NO ONE, or NONE, den. the negative of a thing. 5225.
NOAH (Gen. v. 29) s. the ancient church, or the parent of the three churches after the flood. 528, 529. N. was not the ancient church, but, as it were, the parent or seed of that church; but N., with Shem, Ham, and Japheth, constituted the ancient church, which immediately succeeded the most ancient church. Every man of the church called N. was of the posterity of the most ancient church, consequently, in a state nearly similar, as to hereditary evil, with the rest of the posterity which perished; and they who were in a similar state could not be regenerated and become spiritual, as those who are not so infected with hereditary evil. 788.
NOAH, DANIEL, and JOB (three men), (Ezek. xiv. 16) s. those who are reformed by truths from the Word, and by temptations. A. E. 724.
NOBLEMAN (Luke xix. 12-24) s. the Lord, and his going into afar country; s. his going out of this world, and thence his apparent absence. A. E. 675.
NOBLES and CHALDEANS. (Isa. xliii. 14.) N. s. principal falses, and C. are they who devastate by falses. A. E. 574.
NOBLES and LITTLE ONES. (Jer. xiv. 3.) N., or great ones s. those who teach and lead, and the l. o., those who are taught and led. A. E. 644
NOD, the land of (Gen. iv. 16), s. a state destitute of goodness and truth. 397.
NOISE. To shout and n. applies to what is disturbed, and to occasions of festivity. 375.
NOON s. the full state of the church. D. L. W. 73. N. s. wisdom in its most luminous state. H. and H. 155-158. N. den. a state of light, because the times of the day, as morning, n., evening, cor. to ill. in the other life, and ill. in that life are the ill. of intelligence and wisdom, for in the light of heaven is intelligence and wisdom; the vicissitudes of ill. in the other life are of this description, viz., as morning, n., and evening on the earths; states of shade have existence like those in the evening, not from the sun in that world, that is the Lord, who always shines, but from the propriety of the angels; for as they are let into their own propriety, they thus come into a state of shade or evening, and as they are elevated from their own propriety into the celestial propriety, they thus come into a state of light; hence it is evident from what ground it is that n. cor. to a state of light. 5672.
NOPH and ZOAN s. ill. of the natural man from spiritual light A. E. 654.
NORTH, the, s. those who are in obscurity as to truth. 3708. N. (Isa, xiv. 31) s. hell. A. E. 817. The n. (Jer. iii. 12) s. those who are in ignorance of truth, and are yet in the life of good. 3708. Evil out of the n. (Jer. vi. 1) s. man’s sensual principle and the scientific thence derived. 4592.
NORTHERN or what COMETH from the NORTH (Jer. xv. 12) s. what is sensual and natural; for what is natural in respect to what is spiritual and celestial, is like darkness, or the north, in respect to light, or the south. 426.
NOSE, the, s. the life of good, on account of the respiration which has place there, which, in the internal sense, is life, and likewise on account of odor which is the grateful principle of love, whereof good is. 3103. N., or nostrils, s. perception. 3577, 10.292. Those in the province of the n., are in various degrees of the perception of truth, but the more interior, the more perfect. H. and H. 96. See Hook in the Nose.
NOSTRILS. Blast of the breath of the n. s. same as by his anger and wrath. A. E. 741.
NOT remains a negative expression in the series of the spiritual sense. 3990.
NOTHING. In n. there is no actuality of mind. D. L. W. 82. From n., n. originates. A. Cr. 29.
NOURISHMENT. Spiritual n. is science, intelligence, and wisdom. A. E. 386. N. is from knowledges of good and truth der. from the Word. 5960.
NOVITIATE SPIRITS are men newly deceased. C. S. L. 461. A. R. 153. N. s. are carried about and introduced into various societies, as well good as evil, and are examined whether they are affected with truths or falses, and in what manner. A. R. 153.
NOXIOUS ANIMALS der. their origin from man. D. L. W. 339.
NUMBER, to, s. to know the nature and quality of any thing; hence David’s numbering the people was a heinous offence, because in the internal sense, the arrangement of those truths and goods which constitute the church in man, can only be effected by the Lord. A. R. 364. A. C. 10.218. To n. (Isa. xxii. 10) s. to falsify. A. E. 454. To n. bones (Ps. xxii. 14-18) s. to desire to dissipate truths by reasonings and false principles. 3812. Number s. the quality of a thing as to truth. A. R. 364. The same n. which s. what is full and sufficient, when it is pred. concerning quantity, s. duration, when pred. concerning time. A. E. 548. See Mene, Tekel, and Perez.
NUMBERS, all, in the Word, s. things or states, and various, according to the respect they have to other n. A. E. 24. The most ancient, who were celestial men, and discoursed with angels, formed ecclesiastical computation by n., whereby they expressed universally those things, which by words, they expressed singularly, but what each n. had involved did not remain with posterity, only what was signified by the simple n., viz., 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, and hence 24, 72, and 77. 5265. N., in the Word, s. things, or rather resemble certain adjectives to substantives, den. some quality in things, because n., in itself, is natural, for natural things are determined by n., but spiritual things, by things and their states. A. R. 10. Spiritual things are not numbered and measured, but still they fall into n. and measures as they descend out of the spiritual world, or heaven where angels are, into the natural world or earth where men are; and in like manner when they descend out of the spiritual sense of the Word into the natural sense. Hence the literal sense of the holy Word, in that respect, is such as we find it. A. E. 429. There are writings in the inmost heaven consisting of more n. in a regular order. H. and H. 263. When two n. multiplied, the one greater and the other less which s. the same, are both mentioned together, as 10 or 100, or 100 and 1,000, etc., then the less n. is prcd. of goods, and the greater, of truths. A. E. 366. There are simple n. which are significative above all others, and from which the greater n. derive their significations, viz., 2, 3, 5, and 7. From the n. 2, arise the n. 4, 8, 16, 400, 800, 1,600, 4,000r 8,000, and 16,000. From the n. 3, arise 6, 12, 24, 72, 144, 1,440, 144,000. From the n. 5, arise 10, 50, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000. And from the n. 7, arise 14, 70, 700, 7,000, 70,000. A. E. 430. The half and the double, as to n. in the Word, involve the like, as twenty the like with ten, and four the like, with two, six with three, twenty-four with twelve, and so forth; this is the ease also with n. still further multiplied, as with a hundred and also a thousand, which involve the like with ten ; so likewise with seventy-two, and a hundred and forty-four, which involve the like with twelve; what therefore the compound n. involve, may be known from the simple n., from which and with which they are multiplied; what also the more simple n. involve, may be known from the integral n., as what five involve may be known from ten, and what two, with a half, from five, and so forth ; in general, it is to be noted, that n. multiplied involve the like with the simple n., but what is most full and that n. divided involve the like, but not so full. 5291. A. E. 384.
NUMEROUS and GREAT, is pred, of truth grounded in good. 2227.
NUN, Joshua, the Son of, rep. truth combating. 8595.
NUPTIALS. To make n. is to be conjoined to the Lord, and to enter into n. is to be received into heaven by the Lord. C. S. L. 41.
NURSE (Gen. xxiv. 59) s. a state of innocence. 3183. N. (Gen. xxxv.) s. hereditary evil. A n., so far as she nourishes and suckles an infant, properly s. the insinuation of innocence, by the celestial spiritual principle, but when it is said that ” Deborah the n. of Rebecca died and was buried,” etc., it s. that hereditary evil, which the Lord received from the mother, and which was nourished from infancy (like as in the case of other men), but which was afterwards entirely expelled forever. 4562.
NURSING FATHERS and NURSING MOTHERS. (La. xlix. 22, 23.) N. f., which is prod, of kings, s. intelligence, and n. m., which is pred. of queens, s. wisdom. 3183.
NUT. Turpentine n., or dates, den. goods of life cor. to the truths of natural good. 5622.
NUTRIMENT is greatest when food is eaten joyfully. 5147.
NYMPHS. Des. of the n. who have passed from the caterpillar 8848.
NAAMAH, the sister of Tubal-Cain (Gen. iv. 22), s. a new church, of the doctrine of natural good and truth out of that church. 421.