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Bow (Rainbow)

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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Genesis 9:13 (a) This is a symbol of the beautiful and variegated care of GOD. It is a token of the truth and uncertainty of His Word. It is the evidence of His oath, which He will certainly perform.

Job 29:20 (b) Here we find a figure of the strength and power which once belonged to Job when he had many possessions and a position of honor.

Psalm 11:2 (b) The reference is to the attacks his subject constantly made against David both by their subtle intrigue, and by their wicked words.

Revelation 4:3 (b) This rainbow is all green. Only one color is left now because the days when GOD's people need His care have gone forever and they are now at home with Him. The rainbow tells of His mercy and grace which is now to be everlasting in its duration. The green tells of perpetuity. This is the only full rainbow of which there is any record. So far as known a complete rainbow has probably never been seen on earth. There is always a break somewhere near the bottom. The reason for this is that no one on earth has ever seen or known all the fullness of GOD's grace and mercy. The rainbow is a testimony, a proclamation of the grace and goodness of GOD toward evil men. In eternity, however, this fullness will be known and therefore the rainbow is seen in its completeness. It is around GOD's Throne - not any other throne because He only is the author of grace, mercy and peace.

Revelation 6:2 (b) This is a type of the strength and power given to this world ruler. It is not a rainbow.

Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Bow (Rainbow)'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​b/bow-rainbow.html. 1957.
 
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