is a picture with a hidden meaning, the meaning is “cast into”
or “inserted in” the visible device. Thus, a balance is an
emblem of justice, white of purity, a sceptre of
sovereignty. (Greek, en-ballo, which gives the Greek
emblema.) (See Apostles, Patron Saints.)
Some of the most common and simple emblems of the Christian Church
The eucharist. The circle inscribed in an equilateral triangle.
To denote the co-equality and co-eternity of the Trinity. A cross.
The Christian's life and conflict; the death of Christ for man's
The reward of the perseverance of the saints. A dove. The
A hand from the clouds.
To denote God the Father. A lamb, fish, pelican, etc., etc.
The Lord Jesus Christ. A phoenix. The resurrection.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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