If a block reference is a window to another part of your database, a block embed is a portal. Embeds allow you to edit the source directly, which comes in handy when building dashboards and pulling different parts of your graph together.
When referencing a block, you always reference a single block:
Embeds always show the complete context; the child blocks of the embedded block, and all of their child blocks:
Now that you know how embeds are different from block references, let’s have a look at the two types of embeds: the difference between block and page embeds.