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Language may be defined as the Verbal Body of Thought. Language is not, as sometimes represented in loose expression, the mere dress of thought. It has a vital connection with thought, and is far more truly and appropriately conceived of as the living organic body of thought, — as the natural body, with the Life of the Spirit, having living connections between its parts, giving it a unity and making it a whole, — than as a mere dress, having no relation to thought, and no organic dependence in its parts. — Henry N. Day.

These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, — he that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth: “I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” — Apocalypse.

IN Christian Science we learn that the substitution of the spiritual for the material definition of a Scriptural word often elucidates the meaning of the inspired writer.

On this account I add this chapter, which contains the Metaphysical interpretation of Bible terms, — giving their spiritual sense, which is also their original meaning.

Abel. Watchfulness; self-offering; surrendering to the Creator the early fruits of experience.

Abraham. Fidelity; faith in the Divine Life and Eternal Principle of Being.