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Swallow Christian Symbol

  • The Importance of Catholic Symbolism or Icons in Religious Art
  • Religious Information, Meaning and Definition of Swallow Christian Symbol
  • Swallow Christian and Religious symbolism with Bible References
  • Symbolism and early religious meaning in art of the Swallow Christian Symbol
  • Religious Christian Symbolism - the swallow
  • Ancient history, biblical meanings and practices of the church
  • Facts, Information, Meanings and Definitions about symbols
  • Significance and representations of the Swallow 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 Swallow 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 Swallow 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 Definition and Meaning of the Swallow as a Catholic Christian Symbol
Catholic Christian symbolism in art provides a clear graphic illustration which represents people or items of religious significance and often appears in paintings of the Annunciation and the Nativity.. What is the definition and the meaning of the Swallow? The swallow is any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinid, specially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight. The Swallow Christian Symbol represents the Incarnation of Jesus and the Resurrection, as it appears every spring to announce its arrival.

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

(1.) Heb. sis (Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7), the Arabic for the swift, which "is a regular migrant, returning in myriads every spring, and so suddenly that while one day not a swift can be seen in the country, on the next they have overspread the whole land, and fill the air with their shrill cry." The swift (cypselus) is ordinarily classed with the swallow, which it resembles in its flight, habits, and migration.

(2.) Heb. deror, i.e., "the bird of freedom" (Ps. 84:3; Prov. 26:2), properly rendered swallow, distinguished for its swiftness of flight, its love of freedom, and the impossibility of retaining it in captivity. In Isa. 38:14 and Jer. 8:7 the word thus rendered ('augr) properly means "crane" (as in the R.V.).

Swallow Christian Symbol

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