When I was in Bible school I was taught about 2 levels to biblical meaning. I later found 3. Why is the third level not taught in Sunday School?
For example in Matthew 2:11 “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
The first layer is the literal. The second layer is allegorical. Gold representing Jesus kingship, frankincense for his priesthood, and myrrh for his anointing oil. So why is the third layer ignored in Sunday School. Gold symbolic of the kingship of self mastery, the turning of the soul of lead to the soul of gold, the philosophers stone. The frankincense symbolic of the transcendence of the cycle of life and death. And myrrh symbolic of his ascension to god.