4275. Until the dawn arose. That this signifies before the conjunction of the natural good signified by "Jacob" with the celestial spiritual, or the Divine good of truth, is evident from the signification of the "dawn" as being in the supreme sense the Lord, in the representative sense His kingdom, and in the universal sense the celestial of love (n. 2405); here, the celestial spiritual. For when the dawn arose, Jacob was named Israel, by whom is signified the celestial spiritual man; wherefore "before the arising of the dawn" denotes before the conjunction with the celestial spiritual of the natural good now signified by "Jacob." What the celestial spiritual is, will be told at the twenty-eighth verse, in treating of Israel.