5505. And they came. That this signifies what is successive of reformation, is evident from the signification of "coming to Jacob their father," as here being what is successive of reformation; for by Jacob their father is represented the good of truth in the natural, and to "come" to this is to be so far reformed. For in the internal sense the subject treated of is the truths of the church, which are represented by the sons of Jacob, how they were implanted in the natural, and afterward conjoined with the celestial of the spiritual; or what is the same, how truths in the external man were conjoined with truths from the Divine in the internal. From all this it is evident that by their "coming" is here signified what is successive of reformation.