A book can symbolize the eight precious things in ancient China. The four evangelists usually appear with their symbolic animals writing books in the modern sense. In Freemasonry the book of holy law, the bible, lies next to the law book of the great lodge. These are two of the great lights. The others are the carpenter’s square and the drafting compass.

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