6036. Let me die this time. That this signifies new life, is evident from the signification of "dying," as being resurrection into life, thus new life (see n. 3326, 3498, 3505, 4618, 4621, 6008). The reason why "dying" signifies newness of life, has also been shown in the sections just quoted; namely, that when a man dies, there immediately begins a newness of his life; for he is raised up into life, the material body being cast off which had served him for use in the world. New life is here signified by "dying," because it comes from influx by the internal (which is signified by Joseph's going up to meet Israel his father, see n. 6030), and from conjunction, which is signified by Joseph's falling on the necks of Israel (n. 6033).