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SYMBOL MEANING REFERENCES
Angel Messenger Dan 8:16; 9:21; Luk 1:19,26 Heb 1:14
Ark of Testimony Ark of the covenant/mercy seat where God dwells Exo 25:10-22; Psa 80:1
Babylon Religous apostasy/confusion Gen 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Rev 18:2-3; 17:1-5
Balaam, Doctrine of Compromise, idolatry Num 22:5-25
Beast Kingdom, government, political power Dan 7:23
Bear Destructive power / Medo-Persia Pro 28:15; 2Ki 2:23-24; Dan 7:5
Binding of Satan A symbolic chain of cirumstances Isa 14:12-20
Black Moral darkness, sin, apostasy Exo 10:21-23; Jer 4:20-28; 8:21; Joh 12:35; Joe 2:1-10
Blood Life Lev 17:11, Deu 12:23
Blue (color) Law Num 15:38-39
Bottomless pit Earth in chaos, torn up, dark and empty Gen 1:1,2; Jer 4:23-28; Isa 24:1-4, 19; Rev 20:1-3
Bow Success in battle against evil Psa 7:11,12; Psalms 45:4,5
Bread Word of God Joh 6:35, 51, 52, 63
Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver dross Impure character Eze 22:20-21
Corrupt Woman Corrupt, apostate church Eze 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos 2:5; 3:1
Crowns Kingship, victory 1Ch 20:2; 2Ki 11:12; Eze 21:26, 27; Jam 1:12
Clothing Character Isa 64:6, Isa 59:6
Cup Meted out suffering and judgments Psa 11:6; Isa 51:12, 22-23; Jer 25:12-17
Day Literal year Eze 4:6; Num 14:34
Door Opportunity/Probation 2Co 2:12; Rev 3:20; Luk 12:24, 25
Dove Holy Spirit Mar 1:10
Dragon Satan or his agency Isa 27:1; Psa 74:13,14; Rev 12:7, 9; Eze 29:3; Jer 51:34
Eagle Speed, power, vision, vengeance, protection Deu 28:49; Hab 1:6-8; Rev 12:1-4
Eating of the book Assimilating the message Eze 3:1-3; Jer 15:16
Egypt Symbol of atheism Exo 5:2
Eyes Spiritual discernment Mat 13:10-17, 1Jo 2:11
Eye salve Holy Spirit to help us see truth (discernment) Eph 1:12-19; Psa 119:18; 1Jo 2:20, 27; Joh 16:7-13
Faithful witness Christ Joh 18:37; Joh 3:11; Rev 1:5; 3:14; 19:11
False Prophet Apostate protestantism Rev 16:13, 14; 13:13, 14; 19:20
Famine Dearth of Truth Amo 8:11
Feet Your walk / Direction Gen 19:2, Psa 119:105
Forehead Mind Rom 7:25; Eze 3:8, 9
Fornication Illicit connection between church and world Eze 16:15, 26; Isa 23:17; Jam 4:4; Rev 14:4
Four Beasts of Living Creatures Heavenly beings with special responsibilities Rev 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3, 15:7, 19:4
Four corners of Earth Four directions of compass Jer 49:36
Fire Holy Spirit Luk 3:16
Fig Tree A Nation that should bear fruit Luk 13:6-9
Field World Mat 13:38, Joh 4:35
Fruit Works / Actions Ga 5:22
Garments Covering of righteousness Gen 35:2; Isa 61:10; 52:1; Zec 3:3-5; Rom 13:14
Gold True riches of heaven, faith, scripture Psa 19:7-10; Gal 5:6; Jam 2:5; Job 23:10; Isa 13:12
Goat Greece Dan 8:21
Hand Symbol of Deeds / Works / Actions Ecc 9:10, Isa 59:6
Harvest End of World Mat 13:39
Harlot Apostate church/religion Isa 1:21-27; Jer 3:1-3; 6-9
Heads Major powers/rulers/governments Rev 17:3, 9, 10; Dan 7:6; 8:8, 22
Healing Salvation Luk 5:23-24
Hidden Manna Christ Joh 6:49, 50, 53; Mat 13:44
Honey Happy life Eze 20:6, Deu 8:8-9
Horn King or kingdom, power and strength Dan 7:24; 8:5, 21, 22; Zec 1:18, 19; Rev 17:12
Horse Strength and power in battle Job 39:19, Psa 147:10, Pro 21:31; Exo 15:21; Isa 43:17
Horse Special Representatives (angel) Jer 8:6; Zec 1:8-10; 6:1-8
Image A likeness Exo 20:4; Gen 1:26; 5:3
Incense Prayers of God’s people Psa 141:2; Rev 5:8
Israel True followers of Christ Rom 9:6-8; 2:28, 29; Gal 3:29
Jar / Vessel Person Jer 18:1-4, 2Co 4:7
Jezebel Immorality, idolatry, apostasy 1Ki 21:25; 2Ki 9:22
Jordan Death Rom 6:4, Deu 4:22
Key of David Power to open & close the sanctuary Rev 3:7-9; Isa 22:22
Keys Control/jurisdiction Isa 22:22; Mat 16:19
Lamb Jesus/sacrifice Joh 1:29; 1Co 5:7; Gen 22:7, 8
Lamp Word of God Psa 119:105
Lamb’s Wife New Jerusalem Rev 19:7-9; 21:2, 9, 10
Lion Jesus/powerful king i.e. Babylon Rev 5:4-9, Jer 50:43-44, Dan 7:4, 17, 23
Locusts Destruction Joe 1:4; Deu 28:38
Leopard Greece Dan 7:6
Leprosy Sin Luk 5:23-24
Lords Day The Sabbath Isa 58:13; Mat 12:8; Exo 20:10
Man Child Jesus Psa 2:7-9; Rev 12:5
Mark Sign/seal/mark of approval or disapproval Rom 4:11; Eze 9:4; Rev 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2, 3
Measuring Rod God’s law Jam 2:10-12; Ecc 12:13, 14
Measuring Rod God’s Word Isa 8:19, 20; 2Ti 3:16, 17
Merchants Advocates of Babylon’s teachings Isa 47:11-15; Nah 3:16; Rev 18:3, 11, 15, 23
Moon Permanence Psa 89:35-37
Moon Moses’ system of types of sacrifices Heb 10:1, 11
Morning star Jesus Rev 22:16
Mountains Political or religion-political powers Isa 2:2, 3; Jer 17:3; 51:24, Dan 2:35, 44, 45
Mystery of God The gospel Eph 1:9, 10, 3:9, 6:19; Col 1:26, 27
New Jerusalem The holy city of heaven Rev 3:12, 21:2
Oil Holy Spirit Zec 4:2-6; Rev 4:5
Open Door Unlimited opportunity 1Co 16:9; Act 14:27; Joh 10:7-9; Hos 2:15; Col 4:3
Purple Royalty Mar 15:17; Jdg 8:26
Rainbow Token of covenant keeping Gen 9:11-17
Ram Medo-Persia Dan 8:20
Red / Scarlet (color) Sin/corruption Isa 1:18; Nah 2:3; Rev 17:1-4
Reapers Angels Mat 13:39
Reins Seat of will, affections Psa 7:9, 16:7, 26:2, 73:21; Pro 23:16; Jer 17:10
Ring Authority Gen 41:42-43, Est 3:10-11
Rock Jesus/truth 1Co 10:4; Isa 8:13, 14; Rom 9:33; Mat 7:24
Seal Sign or mark of approval or disapproval Rom 4:11; Rev 7:2, 3
Seed Descendants / Jesus Rom 9:8, Gal 3:16
Second Death Lake of fire Rev 21:8; 20:2
Serpent Satan Rev 12:9; 20:2
Seven Candle Sticks Seven churches Exo 25:31-40; Rev 1:20
Seven Heads Seven political powers Rev 17:9, 10; Isa 2:2-4
Seven Lamps Jesus, Word of God Joh 9:5, 1:9; Psa 119:105; Rev 4:5
Sickle Symbol of harvest/end of world Mat 13:39; Rev 14:14
Silver Pure words & understanding Pro 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11, Psa 12:6
Sodom Moral degradations Eze 16:46-55; Jer 23:14; Gen 19:4-14
Stars Angels / messengers Rev 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7
Sun Jesus/the gospel Psa 84:11; Mal 4:2; Mat 17:2; Joh 8:12; 9:5
Skin Christ’s righteousness Exo 12:5, 1Pe 1:19, Isa 1:4-6
Sword Word of God Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12
Sword Bloodshed, Destruction Isa 3:25, 13:15; Act 12:1, 2; Jer 48:2
Testimony of Jesus Holy Spirit / Gift of prophecy Rev 19:10; 22:9; 1Co 13:2
Thief Unexpected 1Th 5:2-4; 2Pe 3:10
Thorns / Thorny Ground Cares of this life Mar 4:18-19
Tongue Language / Speech Exo 4:10
Time 360 Day (Literal Years) Dan 4:16, 23, 35, 32; 7:25; Dan 11:13 margin
Times 720 Days (Literal Years) Dan 7:25, Rev 12:6, 14, 13:5; 11:1, 2
Trumpet Loud warning of God’s approach Exo 19:16-17, Jos 6:4-5
Tree Cross; People / Nation Deu 21:22-23, Psa 92:12, 37:35
Torment Test, prove by trial 1Co 3:13; Heb 12:29; Isa 33:14
Twenty-four elders A group redeemed from earth Rev 5:9-10, 4:4; 7:9-14
Two-edged Sword God’s word Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; Mat 10:34
Two witnesses Old and New Testaments Joh 5:39, Zec 4:1-14; Psa 119:130, 105; Joh 12:48
Vineyard Church that should bear fruit Luk 20:9-16
Waters Inhabited Area-People/Nations Rev 17:15
Water Holy Spirit / Everlasting Life Joh 7:39, 4:14, Rev 22:17, Eph 5:26
White (Color) Purity Rev 12:9; 20:2
White Robes Victory / righteousness Rev 19:8; 3:5; 7:14
Winds Strife, commotions, “winds of war” Jer 25:31-33, 49:36, 37, 4:11-13; Zec 7:14
Wings Speed / Protection / Deliverance Deu 28:49, Mat 23:37
Wine Blood / covenant / doctrines Luk 5:37, Isa 5:1-7
Woman, Pure True church Jer 6:2; 2Co 11:2; Eph 5:23-27
Woman, Corrupt Apostate church Eze 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos 2:5; 3:1; Rev 14:4
Wolf Disguised enemies in a time of darkness Mat 7:15
Wormwood Sorrow / bitterness Jer 9:15, 23:15; Lam 3:19
Wrath of God Seven last plagues Rev 15:1
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