'Allegory' in the Bible
to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
Son of man, put forth a riddle and speak a parable or allegory to the house of Israel;
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.
His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speakest openly and utterest no allegory.