Throne. Elevated, ceremonial chair, its height symbolized the importance and the authority of the person seated on it. With the widespread use of the word “throne” the term came to symbolize kingship, and became equivalent in meaning to the kingdom itself. When Pharaoh elevated Joseph to the status and
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THRONE Elevated, ceremonial chair, symbolizing the importance and the authority of the person seated on it. With the widespread use of the word “throne,” the term came to symbolize kingship and became equivalent in meaning to the kingdom itself. When Pharaoh elevated Joseph to the status and office of
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throne, a literal seat for a king or queen (Exod. 11:5) and, thus, a symbol of royal power (2 Sam. 3:10; cf. Luke 1:32) and sometimes of the authority to pass judgment (1 Kings 7:7). In a religious sense, the word “throne” may be used to describe the seat of God as king over the earth (Ps. 47:8; cf.
THRONE1. Heb. kissē˒, an ordinary chair; when applied to the king’s public seat, it means “throne.” It is the symbol of authority (Gen 41:40; Deut 17:18) and of the perpetual supremacy of David’s line above others (2 Sam 3:10; 7:13; 1 Kgs 2:45; Isa 9:7). Its continuity in David’s house was predicated
THRONE. Heb. kissē’ may refer to any seat or to one of special importance (1 Ki. 2:19). Its root (Heb. kāsâ, ‘to cover’) suggests a canopied construction, hence a throne (e.g. Ex. 11:5; Ezk. 26:16). The throne symbolizes dignity and authority (Gn. 41:40; 2 Sa. 3:10), which may extend beyond the immediate
ThroneA seat that symbolizes authority and majesty, particularly that of a king (Gen. 41:40; 2 Sam. 3:10). The king is God’s representative, and the king’s throne typifies the heavenly divine throne (1 Chr. 28:5–7; 1 Kgs. 22:10, 19; Isa. 6:1). As such the throne and its occupant are to emulate God’s
Throne (Heb. kissē˒; Aram. kārsē˒; Gk. thrónos; bḗma).† A seat that symbolizes the authority and dignity of the one seated on it. The greatest seats of honor and authority were royal thrones, such as Solomon’s elaborate gold and ivory throne (1 Kgs. 10:18–20). The act of sitting on a royal
THRONES θρονοίI. In a hymnic passage extolling Jesus Christ we read “for in (or: by) him all things in heaven and earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones (thronoi) or dominions or rulers and powers—all things have been created through him and for him” (Col 1:16). Here the
THRONE Normally the seat of a king or judge, from which he exercises his authority to rule or administer justice (1 Kgs 22:10; Prov 20:28; Dan 7:9–10). Occasionally other royal figures had a throne as well, such as the Queen Mother (1 Kgs 2:19) and possibly the steward or prime minister (Isa 22:23).
Throne. The Hebrew word so translated applies to any elevated seat occupied by a person in authority, whether a high priest, 1 Sam. 1:9, a judge, Ps. 122:5, or a military chief. Jer. 1:15. The use of a chair in a country where the usual postures were squatting and reclining was at all times regarded