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Gates Christian Symbol

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Gate as a Christian Symbol
  • Gates - Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Gate Christian Symbol
  • Religious Christian Symbolism
  • Ancient history, biblical meanings and practices of the church
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Significance and representations of the Gate - Christian Symbolism

The Definition and Meaning of the Gates as a Catholic Christian Symbol

Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance. What is the definition and the meaning of the Gates? Gates are the places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.

The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. --Matt. xvi.18.
 

In Christian Art an open symbolize the entrance to Heaven, a closed gate symbolize death or exclusion, broken gates symbolize the powers of hell.

Isa. 38:10 I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"

Matt. 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, (n) and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Rev. 22:14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.

Christian Symbolism
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as a Gate Christian Symbol, is an object, character, figure, or color used to represent abstract ideas or concepts - a picture that represents an idea. A religious icon, such as the Gates Christian Symbol, is an image or symbolic representation with sacred significance.

Reference to the Gates Christian Symbol in the Bible
The Easton Bible Dictionary provides the following definition, meaning and emblem for the Gate Christian Symbol in the Bible.

At the Gates of cities courts of justice were frequently held, and hence "judges of the Gates" are spoken of (Deut. 16:18; 17:8; 21:19; 25:6, 7, etc.).

At the Gates prophets also frequently delivered their messages (Prov. 1:21; 8:3; Isa. 29:21; Jer. 17:19, 20; 26:10).

Criminals were punished without the Gates (1 Kings 21:13; Acts 7:59).

By the "Gates of righteousness" we are probably to understand those of the temple (Ps. 118:19).

"The Gates of hell" (R.V., "Gates of Hades") Matt. 16:18, are generally interpreted as meaning the power of Satan, but probably they may mean the power of death, denoting that the Church of Christ shall never die.

(1.) Of cities, as of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; Neh. 1:3; 2:3; 3:3), of Sodom (Gen. 19:1), of Gaza (Judg. 16:3).

(2.) Of royal palaces (Neh. 2:8).

(3.) Of the temple of Solomon (1 Kings 6:34, 35; 2 Kings 18:16); of the holy place (1 Kings 6:31, 32; Ezek. 41:23, 24); of the outer courts of the temple, the beautiful Gates (Acts 3:2).

(4.) Tombs (Matt. 27:60).

(5.) Prisons (Acts 12:10; 16:27).

(6.) Caverns (1 Kings 19:13).

(7.) Camps (Ex. 32:26, 27; Heb. 13:12).

The materials of which Gates were made were,

(1.) Iron and brass (Ps. 107:16; Isa. 45:2; Acts 12:10).

(2.) Stones and pearls (Isa. 54:12; Rev. 21:21).

(3.) Wood (Judg. 16:3)

Gates Christian Symbol

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Gate in Catholic Art Symbolism
  • Gates Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Gate Christian Symbol
  • Ancient history, biblical meanings and practices of the church
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Religious Christian Symbolism
  • Significance and representations of the Gate Christian Symbolism
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