Meaning of symbols & colors in the Bible

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Meaning of symbols & colors in the Bible

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 10 May 2008, 11:50 pm

WhiteLight, sacred, purity, holiness, festivity & triumph, joy, glory & majesty ( Dan. 7:9, Mt 28:3, John 10:30)
Blackwhere light and its colors have vanished, sorrow, disease, mourning, affliction, calamity, death. Primordial color of creation, both day and night were created by God and called "good" (Jer. 14:2, Lam. 4:8,5:10
Red(shades of red, pink scarlets, etc.) color of fire and therefore of life, a fiery process, the blood, wine, atonement, bloodshed, sacrifice (Zech. 6:2, Rev. 6:4, Rev. 12:3, Gen. 9:4-6)
BlueSacred, points to Heaven and therefore revelation. Among the Hebrews it was the Jehovah color, the symbol of the revealed God, grace, truth (Ex.24:9-10, Ez. 1:26)
YellowJoy, spiritual enlightenment
PurpleSacred, the dress of kings, majesty, royalty, expensive (Esther 8:15, Judges 8:26, Dan. 5:7, 16, 29)
Greenvigor prosperity (Ps. 93:14), flourishing, Ps. 37:35, Ps. 52:8, Hosea 14:8, freshness, sprouting, eternal life
SilverPrecious metal used in royal crowns, musical instruments, drinking cups, used extensively in the Tabernacle and Temple, also for art objects and jewelry. Money. Used figuratively for God's words (Ps. 12:16), good rulers (Is 1:22,23), of saints purified by affliction (Ps. 66:10, Zech. 13:9), Wisdom is declared to be of more value than silver
(Prov. 3:14, 8:10, 19, 16:16), Redemption, Salvation
GoldEternal, deity, Kingliness, refined by fire
CrownSymbol of victory and reward, incorruptible crown (1 Cor. 9:25, 2 Tim. 2:5), a crown of life (James 1:12, 1 Pet. 5:4, Rev. 2:10)
Gems and
Precious stones
used in the Bible. Denotes wealth, reflects light.
DiamondsEnduring Pearl- Great Price
Bold lettersshows strength...bouncing letter show joy.


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