A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Plough / Ploughing. Agricultural implement used to turn over the soil in preparation for sowing seeds.
See also: Ploughshare
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Inquisition. An institution that existed for centuries, set up by the Roman Catholic Church to combat heresy by means of brutality and torture.
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Class (Methodist). A small group of people who meet regularly and are accountable to one another about how they are living out their Christian faith.
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Fleshpots. Literally, large cooking pots or water as signed above; the term is used symbolically, to denote Jerusalem, greed and retribution as signed below.
Bible references include: Exodus 16:3
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jesus / Christ / Jesus Christ. The second person of the Trinity; the Son of God. Jesus, Christ, and Jesus Christ are all signed as shown here, however lip pattern varies to match the words.
The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew-Aramaic word Yeshua, which means “Yahweh (the Lord) is salvation.” Christ is actually a title for Jesus, it comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the Anointed One”. Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Joshua).
When Jesus is referred to in the context of advent and Christmas some people choose to fingerspell his name. However, the ‘nails in the hands’ sign is Jesus’ sign-name therefore can be used to refer to Jesus in all contexts; in prophecies about him, before and during the nativity story, throughout his life, and after his death.
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Scroll (Closed). A sealed scroll that would be sent as a letter or stored before reading.
Bible references include: Revelation 5