shoes in religion and theology
The Significance of the Shoe in Biblical Writing.
If you want to read a fascinating, but lengthy, piece of scholarship from 1915, see what one fellow did with the time allotted to him by fate. We thank him.
Islamic dream interpretation
Shoes Dream Explanation: In a dream, a pair of shoes represent one’s son, a vehicle, a friend, a brother, a business partner, or travels. Wearing a pair of shoes without heels in a dream means having a barren wife. Walking with one shoe in a dream means separation between husband and wife,or the breakup of a business partnership. Taking off one’s shoes in a dream means victory and rising in station.
In the biblical system of levirate marriage known as yibbum, the process by which a childless widow and a brother of her deceased husband may avoid the duty to marry. The process involves the widow making a declaration, taking off a shoe of the brother (i.e. her brother-in-law), and spitting on the floor.
Mary takes off Jesus’s shoes
Mary Magdalene, washes Christ’s feet with her tears. The symbolism and significance of this ancient act, of washing another’s feet or have our feet anointed, shows humility and compassion.
Adam’s first wife
Lilith’s feet are like raptors claws, indicating her earthly and demonic side; her wings reveal her transcendence. Solomon checks the footprints of the Queen of Sheba for the same signs, by throwing water on the floor around his bed, when she visits him. Whatever the result, it seems that it did not prevent the couple from their mutual enjoyment. The child they conceived together is claimed as the dynastic lineage of Ethiopia.