In every language words are sometimes used in a way that requires us to understand them as pictures of something else. To call a person 'a dog' does not mean that he literally has four legs; the word is used as a picture of the character of that person.
There is a lot of picture language, or figurative use of language, in the Bible. To understand these 'pictures' adds much to the correct understanding of the Bible message. This Dictionary suggests the meaning of some 400 such words, together with an introduction explaining the different kinds of figurative language used in the Bible, and how we may recognise them.
This dictionary is one of a series of three published by Grace Publications; the others are: A Dictionary of Theological Terms and A Dictionary of Bible Knowledge.