|A NOTE ABOUT SYMBOLISM IN THE B.I.W.F. LOGO:|
The crossed crosses, being those of Saint Andrew and Saint George, Patron Saints of Scotland and England, bear the forms of the first and the last letters in the earlier Hebrew Alphabets; "Aleph", the first letter, being the symbol of the head of an ox, or a "cattle-beast", and "Tau", being the form of an upright cross.
The crossed crosses share also as a reminder of Jacob-Israel's "crossed-hands" birthright blessings upon Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48.
The principle of choosing the first and the last letters of the alphabet was carried into the New Testament Greek, becoming "Alpha" and "Omega", which were combined as the name of Jesus Christ in Revelation 1:8 and 11, and Revelation 21:6 and 22:13.
The "Alpha" derives from "Aleph" while the "Omega", ("great O") is a development out of "omicron", ("little o"), and this symbol was, in its original form, the hieroglyphic and Hebrew symbol for an eye.
The ox was an accepted animal for Israelitish sacrifice, while the eye was the symbol for "seeing", and, by extension, "knowing" and "judgment", as shown to us in Psalms 11:4, 32:8, 34:15 and Hebrews 4:13. The name thus composed makes it clear that Christ was stating of Himself that at His First Advent He was our "Sacrifice" while at His Second Advent, He will come as our "Judge." The colours used in the B.I. Logo are Red, White, Blue and Gold. These were the colours used chiefly in The Tabernacle and thus indicate the origins of our peoples and also their faith.
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