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Partridge Christian Symbol

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of Partridge Christian Symbol
  • Partridge Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Partridge 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 Partridge Christian Symbolism

Christian Symbolism
The definition and the meaning of Symbols or Icon in early religious art forms. A Catholic sign or icon, such as the Partridge 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 Partridge Christian Symbol, is an image or symbolic representation with sacred significance. The meanings, origins and ancient traditions surrounding Christian symbols date back to early times when the majority of ordinary people were not able to read or write and printing was unknown.

Many were 'borrowed' or drawn from early pre-Christian traditions. The commonest partridge in Palestine is the Caccabis saxatilis, the Greek partridge. The partridge of the wilderness (Ammo-perdix heyi) is a smaller species. Both are essentially mountain and rock birds, thus differing from the English partridge, which loves cultivated fields.

The Definition and Meaning of the Partridge 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 Partridge? The Partridge is a heavy-bodied small-winged game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds such as the quail or grouse. The Partridge  is a symbol of Satan who wishes to steal all souls from God just as the partridge steals eggs from other nests.

Reference to the Partridge in the Bible
The following reference to the partridge is in the Bible:

In 1 Sam. 26:20 "David alludes to the mode of chase practised now, as of old, when the partridge, continuously chased, was at length, when fatigued, knocked down by sticks thrown along the ground."

In Jer. 17:11 the prophet is illustrating the fact that riches unlawfully acquired are precarious and short-lived. The exact nature of the illustration cannot be precisely determined. Some interpret the words as meaning that the covetous man will be as surely disappointed as the partridge which gathers in eggs, not of her own laying, and is unable to hatch them; others (Tristram), with more probability, as denoting that the man who enriches himself by unjust means "will as surely be disappointed as the partridge which commences to sit, but is speedily robbed of her hopes of a brood" by her eggs being stolen away from her.

Partridge Christian Symbol

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of the Partridge Catholic Art Symbolism
  • Partridge Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Partridge 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 Partridge Christian Symbolism
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