What does the black horse symbolize? (Revelation 6:5)


And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

Revelation 6:5 - King James



⚪ Complete disregard of the Scriptures

And I beheld, and lo, a black horse.— Complete disregard of the Scriptures by clergy and people alike, and in their place the ugly creeds and bulls of popes and councils. And he that sat on him.—The same rider, the Antichrist [...]

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 112 + Cover


⚫ The famine

This horse is followed by an ominous black horse, which designates famine.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, October 1 2013, page 15 + Cover - (or online)