Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism

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For more than 2000 years, over 3300 Hebrew and/or Ancient Greek words in the Bible remained not translated. By providing the translation and often the symbolic meaning of the “missing” words, the author gives us the opportunity to finally understand the real meaning of the teaching of Moses, the Prophets, Jesus and the Evangelists. The Method of Application shows us how.

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About Stanislaw Kapuscinski (aka Stan I.S. Law)

Architect, sculptor and prolific writer. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences, and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of Human Potential. He authored more than thirty books, twenty of them novels, under the pen name Stan I.S. Law.

His life attests that his View of Reality leads to success and happiness. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome the difficulties of schooling in a foreign language, he left England for Canada in search of new horizons. Later his family scattered, his house burned to the ground, the firm—where he worked for many years—bankrupt… he began his search for the secret of life. Now he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.

If you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.

Novels by Stan I.S. Law
(aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality
[Aquarius Trilogy Book One]
PLUTO EFFECT
[Aquarius Trilogy Book Two]
YESHUA—Missing Years of Jesus
PETER AND PAUL [Intuitive Sequel to Yeshûa]
MARVIN CLARK—In Search of Freedom
GIFT OF GAMMAN
ENIGMA OF THE SECOND COMING
MARVIN CLARK—In Search of Freedom
ONE JUST MAN [Winston Trilogy Book One]
ELOHIM [Winston Trilogy Book Two]
WINSTON’S KINGDOM [Winston Trilogy Book Three]
THE PRINCESS
GATE—Things my Mother told Me
ALEC [Alexander Trilogy Book One]
ALEXANDER [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]
SACHA—THE WAY BACK
[Alexander Trilogy Book Three]
THE AVATAR SYNDROME
[Avatar Trilogy Book One]
HEADLESS WORLD
[Avatar Trilogy Book Two]
AWAKENING—Event Horizon
[Avatar Trilogy Book Three]
NOW—BEING AND BECOMING

Short stories
THE JEWEL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES
Sci-Fi Series 1
Sci-Fi Series 2
Cats & Dogs Series

Non-fiction:
by Stanislaw Kapuscinski

KEY TO IMMORTALITY
[Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas]
BEYOND RELIGION Volumes I
BEYOND RELIGION Volumes II
BEYOND RELIGION Volumes III
[Three Collections of Essays on Perception of Reality]
DICTIONARY OF BIBLICAL SYMBOLISM
VISUALIZATION—Creating your own Universe
DELUSIONS—Pragmatic Realism

Poetry in Polish

KILKA SŁÓW I TROCHĘ GLINY
WIĘCEJ SŁÓW I WIĘCEJ GLINY

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Reviews

Review by: Amy Taylor on Dec. 19, 2014 :
Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism is the perfect companion to furthering our understanding of biblical text. Author Stanislaw Kapuscinski never ceases to amaze me. The dictionary he has compiled provides definitions and symbolic meaning for 3300 words that have not been previously translated. This opens up a world of new meaning and understanding.

Kapuscinski provides examples of how to use the dictionary and inspires readers to discover their own interpretations. At some point it becomes apparent that much of the bible is written in allegories and finding the meaning in it is important. With Kapuscinski's Dictionary you will be well on your way to finding your individual spiritual truth. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 10 months after purchase)
Review by: Sheila Deeth on Aug. 21, 2013 :
Author Stan I. S. Law points out that what we have in the Bible is a flow of Hebrew words, arranged on a page, and all the rest is interpretation. Some Christians might say the words were placed in precisely that order by God. As we read our favorite version in our favorite language, some of us claim the words and translation are both guided and designed by our Creator. Still others trust in God and turn to Him for interpretation of what cannot be fully known. Stan I. S. Law looks at what he calls the “inexorable demise” of organized religion, views the Bible and related books through lenses of symbols, science and history, and offers his dictionary to children of an Age of Individualization.

While my personal interests lie in the real (historical and scientific) world of the Bible, filled with real people, loved by a real God, I enjoy the author’s allegorical interpretations. I delight in symbols. I love parables. And as stories and words repeat, reflect and refract, I love the timelessness of interlocking meanings.

But how do you “use” a dictionary when reading in translation? The author offers an intriguing introduction with Biblical passages quoted around bracketed alternative words. Footnotes remind the reader of symbols—“son” as “consequence,” “10” as “executive power,” “land” as “bare ground,” and more. Moving from Exodus, through Isaiah, to Revelation, Old Testament to New, comparing faith with knowledge, and inviting question, the author shows how his dictionary can be used.

And then he provides a truly comprehensive dictionary. Place names, people’s names, names of nations and more are interspersed with common (and uncommon) nouns and verbs, all with their various options and meanings displayed. The format’s plain and simple (and dictionary-like), and the result is truly intriguing.

While new translations of the Bible look for literal accuracy, and modern interpretations seek original meaning in the light of historical culture, this author looks for symbolic accuracy, repeated (and timeless) ideas, and internal structures reflecting the heart of individualism. Even if you’re interests are different from the author’s, this book is a pleasing and helpful way to find out more about the Bible’s words.


Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this dictionary by the author and I promised my honest review.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: Barbara Woolfe on Feb. 20, 2012 :
I have been afraid that this would turn out yet another attempt at conversion into one of the established religions. Not so. Mr. Kapuscinski provides us with dispassionate, calmly objective information necessary for us, all of us, to draw our own conclusions, to make our own decisions. The Dictionary is a truly mature document with fascinating consequences.

I’ve spent innumerable hours picking passages from the Bible, at random, and applying the principles of the Dictionary to the text. The results were often stunning. Secrets of the ancients unfolded before my eyes.
Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
Review by: Jo Steinman on Jan. 19, 2012 :
I spent a lot of time looking for someone to take over the work initiated by Emmet Fox. The potential of this Dictionary is to rewrite our understanding of the whole of scriptures. It applies with equal force to the Old and the New Testaments.

Now, in just three days, I completed the first three chapters of Genesis. My initial ventures into other chapters are just as eye-opening. Quite incredible! And the equally surprising thing is that the more I do it, the more I seem to understand what the ancients were talking about. If ever a book deserved 5 Stars, this is it! A most amazing discovery!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Ronald Piecuch on Dec. 19, 2011 :
Discover the story behind the story! Over 3300 words not translated? This Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism unlocks many of the hidden truths in the bible. It’s amazing to me what religious leaders are willing to sacrifice in their self-serving attempts to control the masses.

This book must have been years in the making. Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski for doing this legwork for us. And thank you for opening the door for us to discover the deeper “real” truth.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Review by: D Piecuch on Dec. 14, 2011 :
This book is a real eye opener. I can’t help but feel now that I’ve been reading half-truths and only part of the story for years. It’s incredible to me that this has all gone largely unreported until now. The author does an excellent job of helping us unravel this untold (or highly omitted) version of the story. Throw in some suspense and mystery and you have a real winner.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Ron Pike on Dec. 12, 2011 :
I will definitely look at Bible passages differently going forward. I feel like I’m no longer being kept in the dark. In fact, it’s like I’m reading a completely different book. It is quite a remarkable accomplishment for an author to “awaken” an audience to this degree. Well done!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Review by: Patrick Johnson on Aug. 26, 2011 :
The Dictionary is an amazing exposé of the willingness of scholars of various religions, principally Christianity, to keep the masses in the dark for some 2000 years. It seems that half-truth made the rabble easier to control. The symbolic meaning let alone the actual translation of more than 3000 words, particularly when majority of such words refers to a state of consciousness, is nothing short of staggering. This book is an amazing eye-opener.

In defense of the scholars, one might quote the statement about “throwing pearls before swine…” (Matth. 7:6) Speaking for myself, I refuse to be a swine any longer.

I am, Mr. Kapuscinski, forever in your debt.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Sylvester Drake on Aug. 17, 2011 :
Even though I’ve never read the Bible, the few examples the author gives of the application of the biblical symbolism inspired me to buy and attempt to decipher the secrets that the sacerdotal scholars kept from us for two millennia.

After less then a week, I began to study the Bible armed with the knowledge provided by the Dictionary. My understanding of the scriptures changed diametrically. I can finally begin to understand what the prophets, the evangelists and the mystics had in mind.

My profound thanks to Mr. Kapuscinski.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
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