|I find no other
passage which interprets smoke in a symbolic way, but I do not think this one
too hard. The smoke proceeds from the
Abyss -- and nothing but evil comes from there. If incense symbolizes the prayers of the
saints (and incense is a type of smoke) -- is it not most likely that this is
|We still use the
expression today -- “smoke and mirrors” -- to indicate someone who is
attempting to deceive us.
interesting parallel comes from the locusts.
Like smoke, they block the light of the sun. And light is almost always a figure for the
truth of God.