The word one is used more than two thousand times in Scripture. For the most part, these are simply natural uses of the number to indicate a solitary individual or item. But in several distinct instances the singular number carries special and symbolic weight.
Enrich your Biblical reading experience with this intriguing guide to more than one hundred signs and symbols - from "altar" to "Zion" - found in the Old and New Testaments. The illustrated entries include religious explanations, key Bible passages, quotations, and even insight into ancient cultures and practices ("Roman soldiers were paid in salt"; "Mirrors in the ancient world consisted of flat metal discs"). It's a thoughtful addition to every devotional or theological study. (KG)