Symbolic Objects In Biblical Worship, Part 2

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Symbolic objects in biblical worship continues with blood, the bread and cup, and the cross.


In the Scripture, blood is a symbol of life (Gen. 9:4). While the spirit or breath is the life force, blood is the life substance. For this reason the Lord forbade Israel to eat or drink the blood of animals; it was to be poured out into the ground, symbolically returning it to God, who had given them life (Lev. 17:10-14). Because blood represents life, it was used for sanctification ceremonies...


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