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Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism
     

Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism

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by Stanislaw Kapuscinski
 

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For more than 2000 years, over 3300 Hebrew and/or Ancient Greek words in the Bible remained not translated. By providing the translation and often the symbolic meaning of the “missing” words, the author gives us the opportunity to finally understand the real meaning of the teaching of Moses, the Prophets, Jesus and the Evangelists. The Method of

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For more than 2000 years, over 3300 Hebrew and/or Ancient Greek words in the Bible remained not translated. By providing the translation and often the symbolic meaning of the “missing” words, the author gives us the opportunity to finally understand the real meaning of the teaching of Moses, the Prophets, Jesus and the Evangelists. The Method of Application shows us how.

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BN ID:
2940011134937
Publisher:
Inhousepress
Publication date:
11/11/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
349,555
File size:
781 KB

Meet the Author

Architect, sculptor and prolific writer. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than twenty-five books, fifteen of them novels, under the pen name Stan I.S. Law.


His life attests that his View of Reality leads to success and happiness. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome the difficulties of schooling in a foreign language, he left England for Canada in search of new horizons. Later his family scattered, his house burned to the ground, the firm—where he worked for many years—bankrupt… he began his search for the secret of life. Now he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.


Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism


DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism


Visualization — Creating your own Universe


Key to Immortality


Beyond Religion volumes I, II, and III


Under the pen-name Stan I.S. Law, his novels include:


NOW—Being and Becoming


One Just Man (prequel to Elohim)


Elohim—Masters and Minions


Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus.


The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)


Headless World


The Princess (Alexander Trilogy Book One)


The Gate—Things my Mother told me


WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality


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Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AllyMcMahon More than 1 year ago
Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism is the perfect companion to furthering our understanding of biblical text. Author Stanislaw Kapuscinski never ceases to amaze me. The dictionary he has compiled provides definitions and symbolic meaning for 3300 words that have not been previously translated. This opens up a world of new meaning and understanding. Kapuscinski provides examples of how to use the dictionary and inspires readers to discover their own interpretations. At some point it becomes apparent that much of the bible is written in allegories and finding the meaning in it is important. With Kapuscinski's Dictionary you will be well on your way to finding your individual spiritual truth. I highly recommend it!
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Author Stan I. S. Law points out that what we have in the Bible is a flow of Hebrew words, arranged on a page, and all the rest is interpretation. Some Christians might say the words were placed in precisely that order by God. As we read our favorite version in our favorite language, some of us claim the words and translation are both guided and designed by our Creator. Still others trust in God and turn to Him for interpretation of what cannot be fully known. Stan I. S. Law looks at what he calls the “inexorable demise” of organized religion, views the Bible and related books through lenses of symbols, science and history, and offers his dictionary to children of an Age of Individualization. While my personal interests lie in the real (historical and scientific) world of the Bible, filled with real people, loved by a real God, I enjoy the author’s allegorical interpretations. I delight in symbols. I love parables. And as stories and words repeat, reflect and refract, I love the timelessness of interlocking meanings. But how do you “use” a dictionary when reading in translation? The author offers an intriguing introduction with Biblical passages quoted around bracketed alternative words. Footnotes remind the reader of symbols—“son” as “consequence,” “10” as “executive power,” “land” as “bare ground,” and more. Moving from Exodus, through Isaiah, to Revelation, Old Testament to New, comparing faith with knowledge, and inviting question, the author shows how his dictionary can be used. And then he provides a truly comprehensive dictionary. Place names, people’s names, names of nations and more are interspersed with common (and uncommon) nouns and verbs, all with their various options and meanings displayed. The format’s plain and simple (and dictionary-like), and the result is truly intriguing. While new translations of the Bible look for literal accuracy, and modern interpretations seek original meaning in the light of historical culture, this author looks for symbolic accuracy, repeated (and timeless) ideas, and internal structures reflecting the heart of individualism. Even if you’re interests are different from the author’s, this book is a pleasing and helpful way to find out more about the Bible’s words. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this dictionary by the author and I promised my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dictionary is an amazing exposé of the willingness of scholars of various religions, principally Christianity, to keep the masses in the dark for some 2000 years. It seems that half-truth made the rabble easier to control. The symbolic meaning let alone the actual translation of more than 3000 words, particularly when majority of such words refers to a state of consciousness, is nothing short of staggering. This book is an amazing eye-opener. In defense of the scholars, one might quote the statement about “throwing pearls before swine…” (Matth. 7:6. Speaking for myself, I refuse to be a swine any longer. I am, Mr. Kapuscinski, forever in your debt.
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Joblot More than 1 year ago
Even the first 30% make it abundantly clear that this is not an easy book to peruse. Apparently the more effort you put into the Application, the more you benefit. I’m going to do one chapter per week and, who knows, perhaps, one day, this book, the Dictionary, will set me free. Until today, I’ve been an avid reader of Mr. K’s fiction. Now, I’m a convert. I suspect his non-fiction will be packed with equal depth of metaphysical suspense. Imagine my surprise when I’ve learned that the author developed his philosophy in a number of books, before he started writing fiction. Wish more writers would do that! Thanks again, Mr. Kapuscinski (and… Mr. Stan I.S. Law!)
AdamK More than 1 year ago
I spent a lot of time looking for someone to take on the work initiated by Emmet Fox. The potential of this Dictionary is to rewrite our understanding of the whole of scriptures. It applies with equal force to the Old and the New Testaments. Now, in just three days, I completed three chapters of Genesis. My initial ventures into other chapters are just as eye-opening. Quite incredible! And the equally surprising thing is that the more I do it, the more I seem to understand what the ancients were talking about. If ever a book deserved 5 Stars, this is it! A most amazing discovery!