The symbolic uses of lions in both the Old Testament and New Testament books frequently focus on the animal’s strength and nobility in connection with either the Israelites or God in the Old Testament or Christ in the New Testament. With more than 150 mentions of lions across the 66 books of the Bible, the animal’s fierceness was also associated with negative attributes, danger or vengeance.Know More
The author of Peter’s first epistle uses the lion as a symbol for the threat to Christians posed by the devil through a comparison made to a roaring and devouring beast. In a similar manner, the apostle Paul speaks of his ordeals metaphorically by saying he was rescued from the mouth of a lion. In contrast to the negative symbolism, a winged lion represents the apostle Mark. In the Old Testament, the lion metaphorically represents the pagan nations that threatened the tribes of Israel.
The Bible writers would have been familiar with both the Asiatic and African lion. Asiatic lions inhabited Arabia, Palestine, Babylon, Persia and Assyria while the African lion was found in the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt. Lions have been mentioned in the Bible more times than any of the other wild animals known to the biblical writers.Learn More
The Apostle Paul is credited with authoring the book of Ephesians around 62 A.D. Ephesians is the 10th book of the New Testament of the Christian Bible.Full Answer >
The Bible comprises two sections: the Old Testament, which tells the story of the Jews' migrations and covenants with God, and the New Testament, which tells the story of Jesus Christ. It opensÂ with a description of theÂ beginning of creationÂ in the Book of Genesis and itÂ concludesÂ with a foretelling of its end in the Book of Revelation.Full Answer >
According to the Christian Bible Reference Site, the word sin is mentioned over 400 times in the Bible. Depending on the version of the Bible, the count is slightly different but is never less than 400.Full Answer >
In the King James Version of the Bible, the last word is "Amen." The last book of the Bible is the "Book of Revelation," and the last verse is 22:21.Full Answer >