Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Thursday, August 6, 2020

  Study Resources

• What's New!!!

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL


ATS Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

    Printer friendly version

Of this queenly plant, several varieties are found among the wild flowers of Palestine, the profusion, beauty, and fragrance of which are the delight of travelers. The lily is a spring flower, and appears early in all parts of the Holy Land. It was introduced in the ornamental work of the temple, 1 Kings 7:19-26 2 Chronicles 4:5. In canticles it is often employed as a symbol of loveliness. More commonly it is applied to the bride and her various perfections: Song of Solomon 2:1,2, where the bride speaks, Song of Solomon 2:1, the bridegroom answers, Song of Solomon 2:2, and the bride again responds, Song of Solomon 2:3. The bridegroom’s lips are compared to lilies in Song of Solomon 5:13, and he is described as feeding among the lilies, Song of Solomon 2:16 6:3; which typically represents Christ as delighting himself with the graces of his people. From the lily our Savior had also drawn one of his most striking figures: "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;" "even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If God so clothe the grass of the field, shall he not much more clothe you?" Matthew 6:28. We must be careful not to confound the lily of the valleys, Song of Solomon 2:1, which means simply the lily growing in valleys, with our "lily of the valley," which belongs to another class of flowers.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'LILLY'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020,