(Old Testament)

Genesis – heaven and earth

‘In the beginning God created the heaven & the earth.’ Genesis 1:1 

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Exodus - Red Sea divided waves

‘Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. . .
    & the waters were divided.’ Exodus 14:21

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Leviticus – wilderness sanctuary

The Levites were to teach the laws of God & serve in the sanctuary.

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Deuteronomy – open book

‘And Moses wrote this law,... 
...At the end of every seven years,... 
...read this law before all Israel... 
Take this book of the law, & put it in the side of the ark...’ 

Deuteronomy 31:9, 10, 11, 26

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1 Samuel – septre

‘...now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.’ 1 Samuel 8:5
The septre is for Saul being the 1st king in this book. 
The septre has the shape of a ‘1’ for ‘1 Samuel.’

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1 Chronicles – 1 roll scroll with 29

The record of generations from Adam to David.
The 2 & a 9 on the ends of the scroll are for the 29 chapters in 1 Chronicles.

An ‘A’ for ‘Adam’ is drawn with his 2 hands taking the apple.
And since David had the ark brought to Jerusalem, a ‘D’ for ‘David’ is drawn on its side with green grass on the bottom & the gold rectangle to illustrate the ark & the white half circle to depict a cloth, covering the 2 golden angels on top of the ark.
The top of the 9 is made into a gold nugget and the bottom, a beam of wood, to portray all the building materials David collected during his kingship for his son, Solomon, to build the temple for God.
The left side of the 9, makes a ‘C’ for 1 ‘Chronicles.’

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Psalms – music note stem down

‘I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever...’ Psalm 89:1
The upside-down musical note has the shape of a ‘P’ for ‘Psalms.’

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Ecclesiastes – preacher holding mirror

‘Vanity of vanities, saith the Preach, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.’ Ecclesiastes 1:2
Ecclesiastes means ‘preacher’ & the mirror is to associate with ‘vanity.’

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Isaiah – angel with 6 wings ...saying

‘Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, & with twain he covered his feet, & with twain he did fly.’ Isaiah 6:2
The angels with 6 wings is the amazing vision Isaiah saw so this angel is the icon for Isaiah.

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Jeremiah – dungeon with mire under building

‘They took Jeremiah, & cast him into the dungeon...
And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire:
so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.’ Jeremiah 38:6

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Ezekiel – 2 wheel cart

‘...and their appearance & their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.’ Ezekiel 1:16

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Daniel – feather pen & parchment paper

‘In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream & visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream.’ Daniel 7:1
Since Daniel wrote down the visions of prophecy he saw, the feather pen & paper are the icon for Daniel.

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Jonah – great fish

‘Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. 
And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days & three nights.’
Jonah 1:17

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Malachi – large jewel

‘And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, 
in that day when I make up my jewels...’ Malachi 3:17
Malachi is the only book that says we will be God’s jewels.

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(New Testament)