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Lectures on the Symbolic Character of the Sacred Scriptures

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Lectures on the Symbolic Character of the Sacred Scriptures

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1863. 286 pages.

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  1. Reasons why the literal sense of the Word of God must symbolize a higher sense. John vi. 63
  2. The origin of Language, and the law of the Divine Symbols. Ps. xix.3
  3. The Scripture Analogy between the material universe and the human mind. Zeph. iii. 9
  4. The divine law of life between God, Alan and Nature. Ps. cxiv. 1, 2, 3
  5. The correspondence of birds and animals to the thoughts and affections of man. Ezek. xxxix. 17-20
  6. The symbolic meaning and use of Horses. Rev. xix. 11-14.
  7. The correspondence of Trees to the things of the mind. 2 Kings xiv. 9
  8. The symbolic meaning of the Heavens and the Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars. Matt. xxiv. 29
  9. The first chapter of Genesis in its spiritual import-the creation of man. Gen. i. 21
  10. The first chapter of Genesis, in its practical bearing upon the regeneration of Man in all ages. Gen. i. 28
  11. A glance at the second chapter of Genesis, and at the making of the woman of the rib of the man. Gen. ii. 18-23
  12. The correspondence of Water, and the divine teachings thereby. Rev. i. 15
  13. The nature and character of the Mosaic deluge. Gen. viii. 8,9
  14. A spiritual view of Cain, Abel and Seth; of Cain's wife, and of the building of the city of Enoch. Gen. iv. 17
  15. A general glance at the whole subject of these Lectures--God, Man and Nature, and their relative connection. Gen. i. 1
  16. How the Science of Correspondences has been restored, and the Spiritual Sense of the Word and its Doctrines revealed. Rev. xxi. 5

By: Abiel Silver

Source: http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?&c=moa&idno=AJG3378.0001.001