Lion of Judah

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A Messianic title for Christ (Rev. 5: 5) recalling Jacob's blessing (Gen. 49: 9), and the lion is here a symbol not of ferocity but of pre‐eminence and strength. The same title was assumed by the former emperor of Ethiopia on the ground of alleged descent from Solomon and the queen of Sheba (1 Kgs. 10: 13).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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