White Dove Symbolism

Symbol of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 3:16-17
When he had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water and behold, the heavens were opened up to Him, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Mark 1:10
And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.
Luke 3:22
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon him and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."
John 1:32
And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon him.

Symbol of Love
Song of Solomon 1: 15
Behold, thou art fair, my love! Behold thou art fair; thou hast Doves' eyes.
Song of Solomon 2: 14, 4: 1, 5: 2, 6: 9

Symbol of Peace and Hope
Genesis 8: 8
He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground.
Genesis 8: 9-12

Symbol of Offering and Sacrifice
Luke 2; 24
And to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of doves or two young pigeons." Leviticus 1: 14, 5: 7, 12: 6, 12: 8, 14: 22
Genesis 15: 9, Numbers 6: 10

Symbol of Longing
Psalm 55: 6
So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I woud fly away and be at rest.
Isaiah 38: 14, Jeremiah 48: 28, Hosea 11: 11