Holman Christian Standard Bible I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Symbolism . Standard Bible Encyclopedia LILY-WORK. NET Bible I am a meadow flower from Sharon, a lily from the valleys. Lily-blossoms, Lily-flower. It can be used to symbolize chastity, purity, sweetness, and motherhood, too. White calla lilies symbolize purity and innocence. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The lily, the cedar, the olive, are in my text. "The white water-lily (Nymphcea alba) and the yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea) are both abundant in the marshes of the Upper Jordan, but have no connection with the lily of Scripture. shushan, shoshannah ). Lily is a symbol for motherhood and eroticism since Greek time. of The Bible mentions lilies 15 times in 15 different verses. ( Solomon 2:16 ; 4:5 ; 6:3 ) and must have been remarkable for its rapid and luxuriant growth. 5), which is probably a loanword from the Egyptian "s-sh-sh-sh-n" = "lotus"; the white lily, Lilium candidum Linn., growing wild in the Lebanon and other regions of northern Palestine. Asked By Wiki User. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The symbolism of the lily can be traced back to antiquity and plays a significant role in various cultures across the globe. 2. In Ancient Greece, the lily was seen as a symbol of sexuality. It is abundant in the district of Galilee; and its fine scarlet flowers render it a very conspicous and showy object, which would naturally attract the attention of the hearers" (Balfour's Plants of the Bible). The Lilly - Imagery, symbolism and themes Imagery and symbolism. God, you have rejected us. Int. Orange (tiger) lilies symbolize confidence, pride, and wealth. Myrtle The myrtle is an ancient symbol for love. But direct evidence on the point is still to be desired from the observation of travellers. ... See LILY. Sheshan -- a man of Judah... Sheshan. 8349 . LILY(שׁוּשַׁנ֒, H8808). I enjoy learning more about the Bible through signs and symbols of mostly every day things. VERSE 1. (Solomon 2:2) and pastures of the desert, ib. I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys. Shushaq Definition see NH7895. Perhaps the most memorable verses are the following: 1. The calla lily represents rebirth and resurrection as its trumpets-like shapes symbolize the triumph of the awaited returning of Jesus. 1 Kings 7:26 And its .../l/lily-blossoms.htm - 7k, Lily-flower (1 Occurrence)Lily-flower. The reference of our Lord to the "lilies of the field" is probably, like the Old Testament references, quite a general one. The plant must have been a conspicuous object on the shores of the Lake of Gennesaret, ( Matthew 6:28 ; Luke 12:27 ) it must have flourished in the deep broad valleys of Palestine, ( Solomon 2:1 ) among the thorny shrubs, ib. See LILY; TEMPLE; JACHIN AND BOAZ. ... Look upon avarice at its worst, upon a Shylock, and then gaze upon a lily of the field! 1; Hosea xiv. ), strongly argues that the word, both in the Old and New Testaments, denotes liliaceous plants in general, or if one genus is to be selected, that it must be the genus Iris, which is "large, vigorous, elegant in form, and gorgeous in colouring.". 3. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV), 1 Kings 7:26It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths. Many of these lily symbolism are based in religious context, as the lily is deeply associated with virtue and the image of the Virgin Mary, but there are widespread secular associations as well. The prophet Hosea enjoins Israel to return to God, and describes Israel as flourishing like a lily when watered by the dew of God's grace. Restore us, again. Bible Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Lily. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Hosea 14:5I will be like the dew to Israel. Think of Lot and then think of a lily of the field! "The white water-lily (Nymphcea alba) and the yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea) are both abundant in the marshes of the Upper Jordan, but have no connection with the lily of Scripture.". 19) or (II Chron. All rights reserved. Another spiritual meaning of calla lilies is related to Jesus. (It is very probable that the term lily here is general, not referring to any particular species, but to a large class of flowers growing in Palestine, and resembling the lily, as the tulip, iris, gladiolus, etc. Symbols are quite common in the poetic and prophetic portions of the Bible. Hist. 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