Three Principles of Symbolism

From Milton Terry’s Biblical Hermeneutics, pg. 356:

…we accept the following as three fundamental principles of symbolism: (1) The names of symbols are to be understood literally; (2) the symbols always denote something essentially different from themselves; and (3) some resemblance, more or less minute, is traceable between the symbol and the thing symbolized.

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