Bible Symbols Chart
Summary: A chart of Bible symbols
 
 
SYMBOL MEANING REFERENCES
Angel Messenger Daniel 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19,26; Hebrews 1:14
Ark of Testimony Ark of the covenant/mercy seat where God dwells Exodus 25:10-22; Psalms 80:1
Babylon Religious apostasy/confusion Genesis 10:8-10; 11:6-9; Revelation 18:2-3; 17:1-5
Balaam, Doctrine of Advancing our own interests, compromise, idolatry Numbers 22:5-25
Beast Kingdom, government, political power Daniel 7:23
Bear Destructive Power / Medo Persia Proverbs 28:15; 2 Kings 2:23-24; Daniel 7:5
Binding of Satan A symbolic chain of circumstances Isaiah 14:12-20
Black Moral darkness, sin, apostasy Exodus 10:21-23; Jeremiah 4:20-28; 8:21; Acts 26:18; John 12:35; Joel 2:1-10
Blood Life Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23
Blue (color) Law Numbers 15:38-39
Bottomless pit Earth in chaos, torn up, dark and empty Genesis 1:1,2; Jeremiah 4:23-28; Isaiah 24:1-4, 19; Revelation 20:1-3
Bow Success in battle against evil Psalms 7:11,12; Psalms 45:4,5
Bread Word of God John 6:35, 51, 52, 63
Brass, Tin, Iron, Lead, Silver dross Impure Character Ezekiel 22:20-21
Corrupt Woman Corrupt, apostate church Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1
Crowns Kingship, victory 1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12; Ezekiel 21:26,27; James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Corinthians 9:25
Clothing Character Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 59:6
Cup Meted out suffering and judgments Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 51:12,22-23; Jeremiah 25:12-17; 49:12
Day Literal year Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34
Door Opportunity/
Probation
2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:20; Luke 12:24, 25
Dove Holy Spirit Mark 1:10
Dragon Satan or his agency Isaiah 27:1; 30:6; Psalms 74:13,14; Revelation 12:7,9; Ezekiel 29:3; Jeremiah 51:34
Eagle Speed, Power, vision, vengeance, protection Deut 28:49; Habakkuk 1:6-8; Revelation 12:1-4
Eating of the book Assimilating the message Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16
Egypt Symbol of atheism Exodus 5:2
Eyes Spiritual Discernment Matthew 13:10-17, 1 John 2:11
Eye salve Holy Spirit to help us see truth, discernment to understand word, antidote for spiritual blindness Ephesians 1:12-19; Psalms 119:18; I John 2: 20,27; John 16:7-13
Faithful witness Christ John 18:37; John 3:11; Revelation 1:5; 3:14; 19:11
False Prophet Apostate Protestantism Revelation 16:13,14; 13:13,14; 19:20
Famine Dearth of Truth Amos 8:11
Feet Your Walk / Direction Genesis 19:2, Psalms 119:105
Forehead Mind Romans 7:25; Ezekiel 3:8,9
Fornication Illicit connection between church and world Ezekiel 16:15,26; Isaiah 23:17; James 4:4; Revelation 14:4
Four Beasts of Living Creatures Heavenly beings with special responsibilities Revelation 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4
Four corners of Earth Four directions of compass Jeremiah 49:36
Fire Holy Spirit Luke 3:16
Fig Tree A Nation that should bear fruit Luke 13:6-9
Field World Matthew 13:38, John 4:35
Fruit Works / Actions Galatians 5:22
Garments Covering of righteousness Genesis 35:2; Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14
Gold True riches of heaven, faith, scripture Psalms 19:7-10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:5; Job 23:10; Isaiah 13:12
Goat Greece Daniel 8:21
Hand Symbol of Deeds / Works / Actions Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 59:6
Harvest End of World Matthew 13:39
Harlot Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9
Heads Major powers/rulers/governments Revelation 17:3, 9, 10; Daniel 7:6; 8:8,22
Healing Salvation Luke 5:23-24
Hidden Manna Christ John 6:49,50,53; Matthew 13:44
Honey happy life Ezekiel 20:6, Deuteronomy 8:8-9
Horn King or kingdom
Power and Strength
Daniel 7:24; 8:5, 21, 22; Zechariah 1:18, 19; Revelation 17:12
Horse Strength and Power in Battle
Special representatives/angel
Job 39:19, Psalms 147:10, Proverbs 21:31; Exodus 15:21; Isaiah 43:17; Jeremiah 8:6
Zechariah 1:8-10; 6:1-8
Image A likeness Exodus 20:4; Genesis 1:26; 5:3
Incense Prayers of God’s people Psalms 141:2; Revelation 5:8
Israel True Followers of Christ Romans 9:6-8; 2:28,29; Galatians 3:29
Jar / Vessel Person Jeremiah 18:1-4, 2 Corinthians 4:7
Jezebel Immorality, Idolatry, Apostasy 1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22
Jordan death Romans 6:4, Deuteronomy 4:22
Key of David Power to open & close the sanctuary Revelation 3:7-9; Isaiah 22:22
Keys Control/jurisdiction Isaiah22:22; Matthew 16:19
Lamb Jesus/sacrifice John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Genesis 22:7,8
Lamp Word of God Psalms 119:105
Lamb’s Wife New Jerusalem Revelation 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 Joel 1:4; Deuteronomy 28:38
Leopard Greece Daniel 7:6
Leprosy / Sickness Sin Luke 5:23-24
Lords Day The Sabbath Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 12:8; Exodus 20:10
Man Child Jesus Psalms 2:7-9; Revelation 12:5
Mark Sign/Seal/mark of approval or disapproval Romans 4:11; Ezekiel 9:4; Revelation 13:17; 14:9-11; 7:2, 3
Measuring Rod God’s Law
God’s Word
James 2:10-12; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14
Isaiah 8:19,20; 2 Timothy 3:16,17
Merchants Advocates of Babylon’s teachings Isaiah 47:11-15;Nahum 3:16; Revelation 18:3,11,15,23
Moon Permanence
Moses’ system of types of sacrifices
Psalms 89:35-37
Hebrews 10:1,11
Morning star Jesus Revelation 22:16
Mountains Political or religion-political powers Isaiah 2:2, 3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24, 25; Ezekiel 17:22, 23; Daniel 2:35, 44, 45
Mystery of God The gospel Ephesians 1:9,10, 3:9, 6:19; Colossians 1:26,27
New Jerusalem The Holy city of Heaven Revelation 3:12, 21:2
Oil Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:2-6; Revelation 4:5
Open Door Unlimited Opportunity 1 Corinthians 16:9; Acts14:27; John 10:7-9
Hosea 2:15; Colossians 4:3
Purple Royalty Mark 15:17, Judges 8:26
Rainbow Token of covenant keeping Genesis 9:11-17
Ram Medo Persia Daniel 8:20
Red / Scarlet (color) Sin/corruption Isaiah 1:18; Nahum 2:3; Revelation 17:1-4
Reapers Angels Matthew 13:39
Reins Seat of will, affections Psalms 7:9, 16:7, 26:2, 73:21; Proverbs 23:16; Jeremiah 17:10
Ring Authority Genesis 41:42-43, Esther 3:10-11
Rock Jesus/truth 1 Corinthians 10:4; Isaiah 8:13,14; Romans 9:33; Matthew 7:24
Seal Sign or mark of approval or disapproval Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2, 3
Seed Descendents / Jesus Romans 9:8, Galatians 3:16
Second Death Lake of fire Revelation 21:8; 20:2
Serpent Satan Revelation 12:9; 20:2
Seven Candle sticks 7 candlesticks in Holy Place of Sanctuary
Seven Churches
Exodus 25:31-40; Revelation 1:20
Seven Heads Seven Political Powers Revelation 17:9,10; Isaiah 2:2-4
Seven Lamps Jesus, Word of God John 9:5, 1:9; Psalms 119:105; Revelation 4:5
Sickle Symbol of Harvest-End of world Matthew 13:39; Revelation 14:14
Silver Pure Words & Understanding Proverbs 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11, Psalms 12:6
Sodom Moral degradations Ezekiel 16:46-55; Jeremiah 23:14; Genesis 19:4-14
Stars Angels/messengers Revelation 1:16, 20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7
Sun Jesus/the gospel Psalms 84:11; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 17:2; John 8:12; 9:5
Skin Christ's righteousness Exodus 12:5, 1 Peter 1:19, Isaiah 1:4-6
Sword Word of God
Bloodshed, Destruction
Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12
Isaiah 3:25, 13:15; Acts 12:1,2; Jeremiah 48:2
Testimony of Jesus Holy Spirit/ gift of prophecy Revelation 19:10; 22:9; 1 Corinthians 13:2
Thief   1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; 2 Peter 3:10
Thorns / Thorny Ground Cares of this life Mark 4:18-19
Tongue Language / Speech Exodus 4:10
Time 360 Day (Literal Years) Daniel 4:16, 23, 25, 32; 7:25; Daniel 11:13 margin
Times 720 Days (Literal Years) Daniel 7:25, Revelation 12:6,14, 13:5; 11:1,2
Trumpet loud warning of God's approach Exodus 19:16-17, Joshua 6:4-5
Tree Cross; People / Nation Deut. 21:22-23, Psalms 92:12, 37:35
Torment Test, prove by trial 1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 33:14
Twenty-four elders A group redeemed from earth Revelation 5:9-10, 4:4; 7:9-14
Two-edged Sword God’s word Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 10:34
Two witnesses Old and New Testaments John 5:39, Zechariah 4:1-14; Psalms 119:130, 105; John 12:48
Vineyard Church that should bear fruit Luke 20:9-16
Waters Inhabited Area-People/ Nations Revelation 17:15
Water Holy Spirit / Everlasting Life John 7:39, 4:14, Rev. 22:17, Eph. 5:26
White (Color) Purity Revelation 12:9; 20:2
White Robes Victory/righteousness Revelation 19:8; 3:5; 7:14
Winds Strife, Commotions, “winds of war” Jeremiah 25:31-33,49:36,37, 4:11-13; Zechariah 7:14
Wings Speed / Protection / Deliverance Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 23:37
Wine blood/covenant/doctrines Luke 5:37, Isaiah 5:1-7
Woman, Pure True Church Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27
Woman, Corrupt Apostate church Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4
Wolf Disguised Enemies that hunt in a time of darkness Matthew 7:15
Wormwood Sorrow/bitterness Jeremiah 9:15, 23:15; Lamentations 3:19
Wrath of God Seven Last Plagues Revelation 15:1

Courtesy of Revelation Seminars: A Bible Prophecy Adventure, published by Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1983.

Science Deceptions
Media Deceptions
Reformation
Spiritual Deceptions
Health Deceptions
A Basis for Conflict
Is there evidence for Creation science? How does it compare to evolution? The following articles give insight in to these questions and more.
Conforming Under Pressure Evolution Is Not Science—It's Religion The Big Bang Theory How Can We See Stars That Are Billions Of Light Years Away? Creation and Evolution: Is Compromise Possible? Understanding the Creation Week Geocentricity: It's Time to Face the Facts The Rise of Evolutionary Thinking Earth's History: Conflicting Paradigms Lamarck Proposes Natural Selection Where did the Universe Come From? Evidence for a Young Universe Age Of The Earth A Basis for Conflict Articles Is Carbon-Dating Accurate? Flood Chronology
Evidence in Stone
Can we understand the age of the earth by the rocks? What theory does the evidence support?
Soft Rock Evidence for Rapid Washout
The Fossil Record
What does the fossil record show us? Is it all random or a defined science that we can understand? Where does evolution fit? Uncover mysteries in the history of the Earth.
Evolution of the Horse Evolutionary Sequences Order in the Fossil Record Explosive Evolution Fossils prove a Flood Fossil Footprints Dinosaurs and the Flood Petrified Trees The Biblical Flood Reasons For Extinction Fossil Reefs The Post-Flood World Human Evolution
Genes of Genesis
As we study the genome, the molecule, and the atom, we see a vast network of intricate systems beyond our understanding. Were these systems really formed by chance?
Why So Many Species - Glossary Is the Gastraea Hypothesis Viable? Mechanisms For Variation Built-in Variation in the Gene Pool "Species" versus "Kind" Molecules That Began Life Creating Life in a Test Tube? Reproductive Exchange Natural Selection Transposable Elements Natural Selection as a Creative Force Recombination of Chromosomes Ernst Haeckel's Theories Dinosaur Extinction and Global Catastrophe Variation and Classification Why So Many Species? Evolution: Miracle of Miracles Spiders and the Creative Genius of God The Australian Problem Synesthesia: Mystery of God’s Creation
Creation to Restoration
How did this world change from the perfection depicted in Genesis to a world full of thorns, thistles, parasites, and death? If God made everything perfect, how could it have all been so changed?
A Good World Gone Bad An Imperfect Planet Evidence For Design Evidence For Transformation Rapid Transformation Clean and Unclean: The History of the Human Diet The Dawn Chorus and Life Forces
Archaeology and the Bible
Archaeology and prophecy have proven the Bible to be true. But what's so special about the Bible that makes it a point of so much controversy?
Archaeology Confirms the Bible The Lost Books of the Bible
Crossing Musical Boundaries
Music is a powerful emotional motivator that crosses cultural and language barriers. Its message can be understood by every culture and people across the planet.
Can You Feel the Music? The Bible and Rock Music: Are they Compatible? The Last Great Contest – Worship From the Horse's Mouth: The Rock Industry Condemns Itself
Hollywood and the Movies
What is the system of worship found most often in our society? Does it glorify God?
Hollywood's History Gnostic Themes in the Movies Hollywood and Gnosticism
Brain Closed—Please Come Again
Research has shown that our sensitivity to stimuli reduces itself yearly by about 1%. Is your brain hibernating?
The Dangers of Television
Beware of the television's abilities to hypnotize, alter moods, and even cause depression.
Violence and Video Games
Like music and movies, video games are addictive and can cause behavioral problems.
The Origins of Halloween
What is the origin behind this popular festival celebrated every October 31?
Catholic Councils
What happened at the Council of Trent? The First Vatican Council The Second Vatican Council
The Jesuits
Learn what people throughout history have had to say on the reputation, history, and political nature of the Jesuit Order.
Ignatius Loyola and Spiritual Formation Protestantism Destroyed The Jesuit Superior General
The Pope Claims to be God on Earth
Read proof that throughout the Roman Church's history, the Papacy has often claimed that the Pope is divine.
Cross and Crown
This book "Cross and Crown" is a powerful and thrilling recital of the most romantic and dramatic incidents in history to be found on record, told in the simplest, most graphic, and entertaining form.
The Aggressive Intentions of the Papacy
The historian Ranke says this about Protestant-Catholic relations: "In the year 1617, everything betokened a decisive conflict between them. The Catholic party appears to have felt itself the superior. At all events it was the first to take up arms."

This article highlights quotes from historical and Catholic sources proving the Papacy's aggressive nature.
The Bloody History of Papal Rome - A Timeline The Bloody History of Papal Rome - Quotes Christianity and Violence
Stories of the Reformation
Dive into history to uncover the remarkable stories of faith and passion in early Protestantism.
Philipp Melanchthon John Laski Jerome of Prague John Wycliffe Louis De Berquin Gaspard De Coligny
Religious Doublespeak
Language can be used to communicate both truth and lies. Learn about the religious doublespeak being used to pull the wool over the eyes of the world.
Hegelian Thinking and World Politics
Hegelian dialectic thinking is applied in many situations in world politics. Often the ordinary people are used as pawns in the game of Hegelian psychology played by those who pull the strings of world control.
The Great Controversy
Read this classic work by Ellen G. White.
The Destruction of Jerusalem Persecution in the First Centuries An Era of Spiritual Darkness The Waldenses John Wycliffe Huss and Jerome Luther's Separation From Rome Luther Before the Diet The Swiss Reformer Progress of Reform in Germany Protest of the Princes The French Reformation The Netherlands and Scandinavia Later English Reformers The Bible and the French Revolution The Pilgrim Fathers Heralds of the Morning An American Reformer Light Through Darkness A Great Religious Awakening A Warning Rejected Prophecies Fulfilled What is the Sanctuary? In the Holy of Holies God's Law Immutable A Work of Reform Modern Revivals Facing Life's Record The Origin of Evil Enmity Between Man and Satan Agency of Evil Spirits Snares of Satan The First Great Deception Can Our Dead Speak to Us? Liberty of Conscience Threatened The Impending Conflict The Scriptures a Safeguard The Final Warning The Time of Trouble God's People Delivered Desolation of the Earth The Controversy Ended
Prophecynew!
How will Christ return, and what will it mean for His people?
The First Beast—Comparing Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 Revelation Identifies End-Time Babylon The Second Beast of Revelation 13 Identifying the Antichrist The Final Confederacy Walking Through Daniel The Seven Plagues Walking through Revelation
Religious Trendsnew!
What are the trends in the religious world today? Sun Worship, The UN and the One World Religion, Eastern Mysticism and Spiritism... Just what do all these things mean in light of Bible prophecy?
Sun Worship Babylonian Religion Politics and the Papacy Paganism and Mary Wealth Redistribution The Charismatic Movement Unity at All Cost? Sustainability Spiritism throughout Religions Catholic Pentecostalism Paganism and Christmas Pentecostalism The Charismatic Movement and Spiritual Gifts Manifesting the Charismatic Spirit The New Age Movement Paganism in our Culture The United Nations' Global Government The History of Tongues Secret Societies Signs and Wonders Revival and the "Power of God" What’s So Bad about Spiritual Formation? Zionism
Sabbathnew!
Most people can understand the reasoning behind nine of the Ten Commandments—don't kill, don't lie, don't steal. But what about the Sabbath Commandment? Why would God give such a law? Why should we follow it?
What is the Seventh-Day Sabbath? Creation and the Sabbath The Weekly Cycle Why Sunday? Sabbath FAQ
The Second Coming of Christnew!
How will Christ return, and what will it mean for His people?
Signs of The Second Coming of Christ Viewpoints How Christ will Return What will Happen to God's People? What will Happen to the Rejecters of God? Will there be a Secret Rapture? The Millennium of Peace
The Biblenew!
Can the Bible be trusted to provide answers to our questions? Does it contain truth? Learn about the evidence that proves the Bible's authenticity.
Choosing the Books of the Bible Archaeology Confirms the Bible Scripture is Inspired by God Testing the Gospel of Thomas Studying Scripture Testing the Gospel of Judas The Spirit in Scripture The Gospel Story The Lost Books of the Bible Spiritual Gifts
Jesusnew!
Is Jesus really who He says He is?
Who is Jesus?
Christian Living: Sin and Salvationnew!
Consider the crucial points of the Christian life.
Christian Living Good God, Bad World. Why? God's Plan to Eradicate Sin The Ceremonial Feasts Pointed to Christ
Death
Is there more to death than the fact that it is the opposite of life? What are the false doctrines involving the immortality of the soul?
Death: Understanding the Terminology A Biblical Understanding of Death The Resurrection of Lazarus Spiritism Hell and Purgatory An Immediate Afterlife? The Parable of Lazarus
Excitotoxins
Excitotoxins cause physical and spiritual destruction. Learn about the main types of exitotoxins and what can be done to avoid them.
Aspartame MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets
Is a Little Wine Good for the Heart?
Reports show that red wine may be beneficial to heart health. Is that a good enough reason to start drinking alcohol?
Is a Little Wine Good for the Soul?
The Dairy Controversy
Get the truth about lactose, calcium, and the need for caution around dairy products.
Drink Milk? Udder Propaganda Lactose Intolerance Calcium
Poisoned Meats
Today's meat and dairy industries are focused on profit rather than health.
The History of the Human Diet
Genetically Modified Foods
The agriculture industry is fast becoming reliant on genetically modified foods. Learn the facts about GMOs and the effects this trend is having on health worldwide.
Soy Safety Summarized Still Eating Genetically Modified Foods? The Big GMO Cover-up
Refined Grains
Most of the bread products consumed today are made of refined grains. Are our breakfast cereals and "fortified" loaves as healthy as we like to think?
The Gluten Connection: Weighing in Against Modern Wheat
Coffee
Do the stimulating benefits of coffee really outweigh the costs?
America's Number One Drug Problem—Coffee Caffeine
Sugar—Affecting the Body and Mind
Refined sugar is addictive, destructive, and devoid of any nutritional value. Why does it continue to be a staple food across the world?
Sugar and Mental Illness Eating Sugar is Worse than Eating Nothing at All Sugar Substitutes The Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice
Can You Beat the Nicotine?
Smoking leads to massive amounts of sickness and death every year. Can you beat the nicotine?
Kicking the Tobacco Habit Nicotine and Depression
Necessary Treatments?
From mammograms to prescription drugs, the modern medical industry is always presenting a new way to diagnose and solve health issues. But are these new treatments really healing anything?
Mammograms or Thermal Imaging? How to Kill a Cold, Starve a Fever Many Doctors Ignore the Root Cause of Cancer Are Hospital Births or Home Births Safer? Compromise in the Pharmaceutical Industry Hepatitis B Vaccines Mercury Poisoning from Amalgam Dental Fillings Tylenol, the tip of the iceberg
Deathtraps in the Cosmetics we Use
There isn't one person I have ever met who knew anything about cosmetics, and that is because the chemistry of cosmetics has always been cloaked in secrecy.
Depression
Find practical ideas for dealing with depression in these articles about symptoms and treatments.
Diseases of the Mind SAD and Bright Light Therapy
Get Healthy!
We are surrounded by unhealthy foods, unwise practices, and even harmful medical advice. Learn how to overcome these obstacles and choose a healthy lifestyle.
The Eight Laws of Health "You've Changed" When Sin Has Nothing To Feed Upon Physical and Spiritual Health Use it or Lose it! Living off the Land An Attitude of Gratitude Serving Others The Healing Power of Honey A Healthy Attitude Iron in the Vegan Diet Healing
Helpful Health Charts
These graphs and tables can help you jumpstart your health routine.
Sources of Calcium - Chart Animal Products and Food-borne Illness Chocolate and Carob Compared Compatible Combinations of Plant Foods - Graph Acid and Alkaline Ash Food Groups - Graph Schedule for a Healthy Lifestyle