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Definition of the adjective allegorical

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  1. used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
    • examples: allegorical stories | an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army
    • synonym of allegorical: allegoric
    • similar: representative

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Google previewHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

by Chad Brand, Archie England, Charles W. Draper

Theyemployed allegorical interpretation alongside lexical, historical, and grammatical interpretations ofthe text. Whether ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (2013)

by John Hannavy

are to be understood, not only as everyday images of work at Lacock Abbey, but also as allegorical meditations on the soul's salvation, in which broom, lamp, ladder and doorway ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Classical Philosophy (2013)

by Donald J. Zeyl

Contemporary with the early Stoa we find a few idiosyncratic and unclassifiable allegorical systems, notably that of *Metrodorus of Lampsacus, who read the human characters of the Iliad as representations of parts of the physical cosmos, ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (2004)

Over 150 Topics from the World's Foremost Prophecy Experts by Tim LaHaye, Edward E. Hindson, Wayne Brindle

Philo employed an allegorical hermeneutic. The word allegory actually means “to say another thing,” or to look for a hidden meaning. Allegory is the direct opposite of a literal interpretation. Philo interpreted the story of Cain and Abel, the laws ...

Google previewA Religious Encyclopaedia: Or Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology (1891)

Based on the Real-Encyklopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck by Johann Jakob Herzog

ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE assumes a double or threefold sense of the Scriptures, —an obvious literal sense, and a hidden spiritual or ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Allegorical interpretation was widespread in the ancient Mediterranean and is present in nearly all commentary literature. It achieved special prominence in some schools of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and in the interpretation of the ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2008)

Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity by Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner

ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION An allegorical approach to interpreting the Bible also led to the growth of replacement theology. This spiritualizing hermeneutical approach to the Bible envisioned the church throughout the Old Testament ...

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Allegorical Sky III

The start of a new day? Or the ending? Or harbinger of the night?

All a matter of perspective, always coming 'round on us again and again

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Small photo of Rococo sculpture in the Saxon Garden, Warsaw, Poland. Allegorical depiction of Glory. Made before 1745 by anonymous Warsaw sculptor under the direction of Johann Georg PlerschSmall photo of Sandstone statue in the Saxon Garden, Warsaw, Poland. Allegorical depiction of History. Made before 1745 by anonymous Warsaw sculptor under the direction of Johann Georg PlerschSmall photo of Statue of Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona, Rome - detail of the allegorical Ganges figureSmall photo of Statue of Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona, Rome - detail of the allegorical Ganges figureSmall photo of Rome, Italy - September 21, 2011: The tomb of Cardinal Cinzio Passeri Aldobrandini, decorated with an allegorical skeletal representation of Death in the church San Pietro in Vincoli.Small photo of Close up of the Neptune Fountain in Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany. The female statue in the foreground is an allegorical representation of the river Rhine. The Roman god Neptune is in the backgroundSmall photo of At center of Plaza de Oriente is large equestrian statue of king Philip IV (Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca, 1639) set upon a fountain decorated with lions and allegorical figures. Madrid, Spain. More...

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If you're going to be a healer, it's not enough to read books and learn allegorical stories. you need to get your feet wet, get some clinical experience under your belt. (Andrew Schneider)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1G2O1R1I1C3A1L1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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