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Index of Biblical Images: Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols in Scripture
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Index of Biblical Images: Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols in Scripture


Baker 2000

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Well-known teacher and conference speaker Warren Wiersbe adds another helpful title to his list of books with this compilation of Scripture references. Index of Biblical Images cites over 400 similes, metaphors, and symbols found in the Bible. Images are arranged alphabetically and then further divided according to their context. For example, the metaphor of an arrow is used to represent lies, evil words, deliverance, and sons.

An eastern proverb states, “The great teacher is the one who turns our ears into eyes so that we can see the truth.” Throughout the Old and New Testaments the Holy Spirit chose to share God’s truth through metaphorical language, culminating in the parables and picture language of Jesus, the greatest teacher of all.

By studying Scripture and comparing verses that use the same or similar language in conveying God’s truth, pastors, teachers, and serious Bible students will enrich and deepen their understanding of God’s Word.

In the Logos edition, Index of Biblical Images: Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols in Scripture is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Provides an exhaustive index of biblical imagery
  • Includes material well suited for pastors and students
  • Explores over 400 similes, symbols, and metaphors
. . . this very handy reference for discovering meanings that might otherwise be overlooked makes a nice contribution to biblical studies. It is ideal for pastors, teachers, and students.

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Product Details

  • Title: Index of Biblical Images: Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols in Scripture
  • Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 127

About Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe, the “pastor’s pastor,” is a noted scholar and theologian. He is the author or editor of more than 160 books; he is most-known for his popular “Be” Series. Wiersbe has served as a director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International; speaker on the Songs in the Night radio program; professor of practical theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; chairman of the board of the Slavic Gospel Association; writer in residence at Cornerstone University; and distinguished professor of preaching at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing.