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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Salt

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Genesis 19:26 (b) This probably represents:

(1) GOD's power to change a blessing to a curse as when one is taken out of this life and sent into the eternal dark.

(2) Salt is a preservative. The memory of the deed of this woman and her act of rebellion were to be preserved for future generations.

(3) Salt is a permanent chemical. The punishment of this woman was to be permanent.

Leviticus 2:13 (b) Probably this represents the permanence and durability of CHRIST's sacrifice for us in all of its aspects. (See also Ezekiel 43:24).

Numbers 18:19 (b) The covenant which GOD makes with His people in this verse is characterized by purity, permanence, stability and savour. You will note that the offerings must contain salt as a picture or symbol or type of these characteristics in GOD, and His Word.

Deuteronomy 29:23 (b) Here is a symbol of GOD's judgment and curse wherein He prevents the growth of all green things in order to punish the enemy. (See also Judges 9:45 where Abimelech used it as a curse; see also Ezekiel 47:11; Zephaniah 2:9).

2 Kings 2:20 (b) This is no doubt a type of GOD's healing and preserving power.

Ezekiel 16:4 (b) The story in this chapter reveals that there was no period of preparation in the forming of the nation of Israel. GOD called Abraham, he obeyed and began the nation of Israel immediately. The salting of the baby at birth showed that GOD found in Abraham all that he needed for the beginning of a healthy growth for a healthy nation.

Matthew 5:13 (a) This is a type of the believer in the following aspects: Salt (table) is always pure white as the Christian is in GOD's sight. Every crystal of salt is a perfect cube. It is perfectly square. Each Christian is considered to be "square" toward GOD, toward his fellowman, toward his family, and toward himself. Salt preserves. The Christian by his godly influence and Christian activities has a salutary and beneficent effect upon those with whom he associates. The presence of Christians in the world preserves the world from the corruption of Satan. When the Christians are removed, the corruption progresses rapidly.

Mark 9:49 (b) Here we see a reference to the preserving power of the eternal fire in Gehenna. Instead of destroying the sinner as it punishes him, it will act as a preservative and keep him alive and conscious of his punishment.

Colossians 4:6 (a) It is symbolical of the character of good language, wherein the thoughts expressed, the words spoken, and the attitude of heart in the conversation bring a sweet influence and a preserving power in the lives of those to whom we speak.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Salt'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/s/salt.html. 1957.

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