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That a sheaf signifies doctrine is because as just said a field is the church, and the standing corn in a field is the truth in the church; therefore a sheaf in which there is corn signifies doctrine in which there is truth. Sheaves have a similar signification in David:--

They that sow in tears shall reap with singing; going he shall go and weeping he that beareth the cast of seed, but coming he shall come with singing, bearing his sheaves (Ps. 126:5, 6);

said of those who have been in spiritual captivity and are liberated. To bear the cast of seed denotes instruction in truths, to come with singing denotes the gladness of the affection of truth, and to bear the sheaves, the doctrinal things of this truth.

from AC 4685

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Author:  E. Swedenborg (1688-1772). Design:  I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002. www.BibleMeanings.info