symbols

Ashes As A Symbol of Penitence & Repentance

What Do Ashes Symbolize In The Bible?

Ashes in the Bible often symbolize mourning, repentance or contrition. There are many instances in the bible of people wearing sackcloth and ashes as a form of penitence. It was common practice in ancient Israel. In modern day Christianity, we encounter ashes during Ash Wednesday when Catholics, Lutherans and other denominations have an ash cross … Read more

Symbolism of Rams In Sacrifices

What Does A Ram Symbolize In The Bible?

A ram is a male sheep (as you probably know). Specifically, one that is not castrated. Rams were common flock animals in Ancient Israel. Along with lambs, goats and bulls, rams were often used in burnt offerings.  In this post, we discuss the symbolism of a ram in the Bible and the various contexts where … Read more

Meaning of Twins In The Bible 

What Do Twins Symbolize In The Bible?

There are surprisingly few mentions of twins in the Bible. There are just two sets of named twins in the Bible that we can be completely sure about. In this post, we talk about biblical twins and what twins symbolize in the bible.  Meaning of Twins In The Bible The Bible regards children as a blessing. … Read more

Symbol of Vileness and Impotence

What Do Worms Symbolize In The Bible?

Charles Robert Darwin was a geologist, naturalist, and biologist best known for the theory of natural selection. His contributions to evolutionary Biology, has earned him a special place in the history of mankind. In one of his submissions, Darwin suggested that the earth worm plays such a crucial role in the history of the world … Read more

Symbol of Mischief

What Does A Fox Symbolize In The Bible?

Since the dawn of time, humanity has been drawn to various animal figures including foxes. Some of the creatures have inspired awe from one civilization to another starting from the Aztec empire to the Native American tribes. Foxes have been used symbolically to mean so many things. Since the documented existence of man, humans have … Read more

A Symbol of Wisdom

What Does An Apple Symbolize In The Bible?

The mention of apple in the Bible especially in the Old Testament is significant. The fall of man as recorded in Genesis is woven around the forbidden fruit which many take to represent the apple. In the New Testament, the apple serves as an emblem of redemption from the original sin. There are many instances … Read more

Symbol of God’s Provision

What Do Ducks Symbolize In The Bible?

Generally, the word duck refers to the waterfowl and doesn’t appear in the Bible. However, there are many instances where the Bible refers birds of the nature of a duck. For instance, in Solomon’s daily provisions, there were 10 head of stall-fed cattle, 30 of the finest flour, 100 sheep and goats, 60 cors of … Read more

A Symbol of Path to Maturity

What Do Bananas Symbolize In The Bible?

Believe it or not, scripture mentions the word banana not at least once in the entire Bible. However, there are lots of meanings and symbolisms attached to bananas right from their origins to how we interact with them today. There is also significance of bananas in Christian dreams and interpretations which is meaningful to look … Read more

The Symbol of Joy and Prosperity

What Does Fruit Symbolize In The Bible?

The Bible is rich with symbolism which mostly touches on ordinary things. For instance, if you look at the parable of the sower or the rich fool, the Bible intends to bring clarity in deeper things of the kingdom through simple, understandable objects. Fruits are some of the objects often cited in the Bible to … Read more

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