258. Verse 2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice, signifies the Divine truth from the Lord flowing in deeply into the thought of angels and men, and investigation. By "an angel" proclaiming, is meant in the spiritual sense, the Lord, because an angel does not proclaim and teach from himself but from the Lord, but still as from himself. It is said "a strong angel," because with power, and that which is proclaimed with power flows in deeply into the thought. "A great voice" signifies the Divine truth from the Lord in power or virtue. It also signifies investigation, because he asks, "Who is worthy to open the book?" as now follows.