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Meanings of Bible Symbols!!!

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by BrotherD, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. BrotherD

    BrotherD Thus Saith The Lord

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    Meanings of Symbols

    Horn – King, kingdom, power and strength (Dan 7:24; 8:5,21-22; Zec 1:18-
    19; Rev 17:12)
    Beast – State/kingdom (Dan 7:17,23) Hand – Symbol for actions, works (Ecc 9:10, Isa 59:6; Acts 4:28)
    Harvest – End of the earth (Matt13:39)
    Harlot, infidel woman – Apostate church (Isa 1:21-27; Jer 3:1-3; 6-9; Hos 2:5; 3:1)
    Heads – Rulers, goverments (Rev 17: 3,9,10; Dan 7:6; 8:8,22)
    Horse – Strength and power in battle / Special messenger (Job 39:19; Psalm 147:10; Pro 21:31; Exo 15:21; Isa 43:17; Jer 8:6; Zec 1:8-10, 6:1-8)
    Image – Likeness (Exo 10:4; Gen 1:26; 5:3)
    Incense – God’s peoples prayers (Psa 141:2; Rev 5:8)
    Israel – God’s true people (Rom 9:6-8; 2:28-29; Gal 3:29; Matt 3:9; John 8:39)
    Vessel/ jar – Person (Jer 18:1-4; 2 Cor 4:7)
    Jezebel – Immoral, Unmoral, falling
    away, apostacy, idol worship among God’s people (1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22)
    Keys of David – Power to open and close the Sanctuary (Rev 3:7-9; Isa 22:22)
    Keys – Control/authority (Isa 22:22; Matt 16:19)
    Lamb – Jesus/ sacrifice (John 1:29; 1 Cor 5:7; Gen 22:7-8)
    Lamp – God’s word (Psalm 119:105)
    The bride of the lamb – The New Jerusalem (Rev 19:7-9; 21:2, 9-10)
    Lion – Jesus or a powerful king (Rev 5:4-9; Jer 50:43-44; Dan 7:4,17, 23) Grasshoppers 1 – Destruction (Joel 1:4; Deut 28:38)
    Grasshoppers 2 – An army from east of
    Israel (Judges 7:12; 6:5)
    Leopard – Greece (Dan 7:6)
    Bear – Destroying power/ Medo Persia (Pro 28:15; 2 King 2:23-24; Dan 7:5) Leprosy – Sin (Luke 5:23-24)
    Abomination of desolation – Army of Rome (When Jesus talks about
    the destruction of Jerusalem. (Matt 24:1-3, 15)
    Wind – wars and strife (Jer 25:31-33; 49:36-37; 4:11-13; Zec 7:14; Rev 7:1)
    Sea – Peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Rev 17:15)
    Pure woman/ virgin – God’s faithful church (2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:25-27; Jer 6:2) Fish – People (Matt 4:19)
    Serpent – Satan, Devil (Rev 12:9)
    Oil – God’s spirit (Zec 4:3,6)
    Eagles wings – Protection (Exo 19:4; Isa 40:31)
    Candlestick – Church (Rev 1:20)
    Angel – Messenger (Dan 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26; Heb 1:14)
    Babylon – Religious curruption/confusion (Gen 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Rev 18:2-3; 17:1-5) Teaching of Balaam – Follow your own interests, compromise in order to gain something etc. (Num 22:5-25)
    Blood – Life (Lev 17:11; Deut 12:23)
    Blue – Reminder of God’s law (Num 15:38-39)
    Bottomless Pit – Earth in a chaotic state, destroyed, dark and empty. (Gen 1:1-2; Jer 4:23-28; Isa 24:1-4, 19; Rev 20:1-3) Clothing – Character (Isa 64:5; 59:6)
    Cup– measured punishments (Psalm 11:6; Isa 51:12,22-23; Jer 25:12-17; 49:12) Day – Literal year (Eze 4:6; Num 14:34)
    Door – Opportunity/probation (2 Cor 2:12; Rev 3:20; Luke 12:24-25)
    Dragon – Satan and/or his workers (Isa 27:1; 30:6; Psalm 74:13,14; Rev 12:7,9; Eze. 29:3; Jer 51:34)
    Eagle – Speed, power, revenge, protection (Deut 28:49; Hab 1:6-8; Rev 12:1-4)
    Eat a book – Receiving a message (Eze 3:1-3; Jer 15:16)
    Egypt – Symbol of atheism or to deny God’s exsistance (Exo 5:2)
    Eyes – spiritual discernment (Matt 13:10-17, 1 John 2:11)
    Eye ointment – The Holy Spirit helping us to see the truth, understanding of the Word, Medicine against spiritual blindness. (Eph 1:12-19; Psalm 119:18; I John 2:20,27; John 16:7-13)
    Hunger – Lack of truth (Amos 8:11)
    Feet – Where we are going/direction
    (Gen 19:2, Psal. 119:105)
    Forehead/Mind – Decision (Rom 7:25; Eze 3:8,9)
    Forehead and hand together – Sign of loyalty and devotion to a law (Exo 13:9, Deut 6:6-8)
    Fornication/infidelity/adultery – Illegal connection between the church and the world. (Eze 16:15,26; Isa 23:17; James 4:4; Rev. 14:4)
    Fruit– deed, actions (Gal 5:22)
    Goat – Greece (Dan 8:21)
    The Lord’s day – The Sabbath (Isa 58:13; Matt 12:8; Exo 20:10)
    Measuring rod – Gods standard, His word or law that we are measured by. (James 2:10-12; Ecc 12:13-14; Isa 8:19-20; 2 Tim 3:16-17)
    Merchants – Preachers of Babylons religions (Isa 47:11-15; Nahum 3:16; Rev. 18:3,11,15,23)
    Mountains – Governments or religious-political powers (Isa 2:2-3; Jer 17:3; 31:23; 51:24-25; Eze 17:22-23; Da. 2:35, 44-45)
    The New Jerusalem – A holy city in Heaven (Rev 3:12, 21:2)
    Ram – Medo Persia (Dan 8:20)
    Red/scarlet – sin/corruption (Isa 1:18;
    Nahum 2:3; Rev 17:1-4)
    Seal – A sign or mark of acceptance (Rom 4:11; Rev 7:2,3)
    Stars – Angels, messengers or leaders (Rev 1:16,20; 12:4,7-9; Job 38:7)
    Sword – Gods word/destruction (Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Isa 3:25; 13:15; Acts 12:1-2; Jer 48:2)
    Gods witnesses – (John 5:39, Zec 4:1-14;
    Psalm 119:130, 105; John 12:48)
    Vineyard – A church that bear fruit (Luke 20:9-16)
    White – purity (Rev 12:9: 20:2)
    Vine – blood/covenant/doctrines (Luke
    5:37, Isa 5:1-7)

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  2. BobRyan

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    Thanks for that list of symbols!

    Sometimes sea is "sea" as in Genesis 1 -- and other times it is a symbol as in Rev 17.
    Sometimes angels are "angels" as in Genesis 3 - and other times symbolic as in Rev 14
    Sometimes stars are "stars" as in Gensis 1 - and other times symbols as in Rev 12.
     
  3. BrotherD

    BrotherD Thus Saith The Lord

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    This is true, it is only when we know that it should not be used literally.
     
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