The Bible is shrouded in symbolism and hidden meanings. Why would that be the case? Luke 8 :10 And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand. So much of the Bible is written so that one needs to discern the Bible spiritually and not as the world would. 2 Peter 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation. The Bible interperts itself. Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.
The chart above explains the hidden meanings in Bible symbols and gives an explination for the answer using scripture verses as the refrence. Study the Bible and understand the symbolic meanings of the terms like the meanings of color: white, blue, purple, red and scarlet,; the meanings of elements and natural elements:gold, silver, brass, water, fire, tree, fruit, fig tree, vineyard, field, harvest, reapers, thorns, mountains, rock, wind; water and the meaning of other terms like lamp, oil, sword, bread, wine, honey, clothing, ring, angel, Babalon, mark, seal, white robes, time, times, day, trumpet as well as actions, activities and people and body parts. Learn what symbolic meaning of beasts and animals in the Bible
Christian symbolism invests objects or actions with an inner meaning expressing Christian ideas. Christianity has borrowed from the common stock of significant symbols known to most periods and to all regions of the world. Religious symbolism is effective when it appeals to both the intellect and the emotions. The choice of suitable acts and objects for symbolism is not so wide that it would be easy to avoid the appearance of an imitation of other traditions even if there had been a deliberate attempt to invent an entirely new ritual.
This page will help you understand symbol meanings in the Christian Bible.