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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Throne

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(1) Of a king; (2) of a judge or a priest (Psalms 122:5). Solomon's throne (1 Kings 10:19) was a chair of ivory with circular back and arms, overlaid with gold, raised on six steps; on each side of each step was a lion of gold, and there was "a footstool of gold fastened to the throne" (2 Chronicles 9:18). Usually set on a dais and under a canopy (so the "rainbow about the throne" of the Almighty, Revelation 4:3). For "seats" translated, thrones in Revelation 4:4 and Revelation 11:16. So in Revelation 2:13 Satan mimics Christ's "throne." "Thrones" in Colossians 1:16 are a princely order of angels, higher than "dominions" or lordships. Reclining or sitting on the ground being the usual postures, a chair marked dignity (2 Kings 4:10; Proverbs 9:14). To express royalty "throne of the kingdom" was the phrase (1 Kings 1:46). Elevation marked the king's throne, from whence Jehovah's throne is "high and lifted up" (Isaiah 6:1). "The throne of the governor" in Nehemiah 3:7 is his official house where his throne was, on or near the city wall.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Throne'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/t/throne.html. 1949.

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