Lion of the Tribe of Judah
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lion of the Tribe of Judah
Lion of the Tribe of Judah (ὁ λέων ὁ ἐκ τῆς φυλῆς Ἰούδα, ho leōn ho ek tēs phylēs Iouda). A designation of the Messiah that highlights the attributes of His royal nobility (Rev 5:5).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lion of the Tribe of Judah
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH A title of the Messiah that appears only in Revelation 5:5: “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has conquered” (nlt). This is an allusion to the messianic promise of Genesis 49:9–10, “Judah is a young lion.… The scepter will not depart from Judah” (nlt).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lion of Judah
LION OF JUDAH. An abbreviated form of one of Christ’s Messianic titles found in Rev. 5:5, ‘the Lion of the tribe of Judah’. An obvious allusion to Gn. 49:9, ‘Judah is a lion’s whelp’, this title depicts Christ as the culmination of the courage, might and ferocity of the tribe of Judah. Like a lion Satan
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LION [אֲרִיʾari, אַרְיֵהʾaryeh; λέων leōn]. The lion (Panthera leo or Felis leo), which inhabited the ANE and is now extinct, belongs to the family Felidae. The lion was one of the largest carnivores inhabiting the land. Other biblical terms referring to the lion are laviʾ (לָבִיא‎, Gen 49:9; fem.
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