“Stone represents the most external and literal form of spiritual truth, and water refers to another way of understanding the same truth.”

“The stone is ‘showing the facts of life’.”

“Now, stone is the symbol of literal facts and water the symbol of their psychological interpretation.”

“Then the stone is rolled away and Lazarus is resurrected.” John 11:41

“Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.”
Genesis 28:18