9598. The work of a thinker* shalt thou make them. That this signifies the understanding, is evident from the signification of "a thinker,"* as being the understanding, for this thinks and acts from what is thought. That it is the understanding to which wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge belong, is evident in what follows, where it is said of Bezaleel:
I have called by name Bezaleel, and I have filled him with the spirit of God, as to wisdom, as to intelligence, and as to knowledge, and as to all work; to think thoughts, to work in gold, in silver, and in brass, and in the engraving of stone for filling, and in the carving of wood, to work in every work of thought (Exod. 31:2-5; 35:30-33).
(That the understanding is signified, is also evident from what was shown just above, n. 9596.)
* Latin, excogitator; Hebrew, hashab, to think out - a skilled craftsman. [Reviser.]