The Lamb Takes the Scroll
5 Then I saw in the right hand of the One seated on the throne a scroll with writing on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 I also saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or even to look in it. 4 And I cried and cried because no one was found worthy to open[a] the scroll or even to look in it.
5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and[b] its seven seals.” 6 Then I saw One like a slaughtered lamb standing between[c] the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. 7 He came and took the scroll[d] out of the right hand of the One seated on the throne.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
=Lion of Judah=
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The Lion of Judah (Rev 5:5) is a symbol of the Israelite tribe of Judah in the Book of Genesis and a phrase in the Book of Revelation representing Jesus . The rampant Lion of heraldary is a Christian symbol used by European Royalty. Judah, son of Jacob the Israelite, was the progenitor of King David, and of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
=History and usage=
The lion of Judah on the coat of arms of Jerusalem
The Biblical Judah (in Hebrew: Yehuda) is the original name of the Tribe of Judah, which is traditionally symbolized by a lion. In Genesis, the patriarch Jacob ("Israel") gave that symbol to his tribe when he refers to his son Judah as a Gur Aryeh גּוּר אַרְיֵה יְהוּדָה, a "Young Lion" (Genesis 49:9) when blessing him. In Jewish naming tradition the Hebrew name and the substitute name are often combined as a pair, as in this case.
In Christian tradition, the Lion of Judah represents Jesus. Jesus was from the tribe of Judah and he is mentioned as the Lion of Judah in Revelation. Many Christian organizations and ministries use the lion of Judah as their emblem or even their name.
The phrase appears in the New Testament Book of Revelation 5:5; "And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
The use in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia of a lion named Aslan is known to represent Jesus Christ. [...]
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