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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Throne

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Seat of honour for judges, priests, and especially for kings. The same word, kisse , is translated 'seat' in Judges 3:20; 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 4:13,18; Esther 3:1; etc. The throne for kings is at times distinguished by being called the 'royal throne,' and 'kingly throne,' 'throne of the king,' etc. The throne of David is often referred to in the sense of his reigning, and God promised that his throne should be established for ever, which will be fulfilled in Christ Himself. 2 Samuel 7:16; Acts 2:30 .

God is often represented as sitting on His throne: "Jehovah hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all." Psalm 103:19 . The Lord Jesus is now sitting on His Father's throne, but He will have a throne of His own, and will be hailed as King of kings and Lord of lords. Hebrews 1:8; Revelation 3:21; Revelation 17:14; Rev.19:16.

The same word in the N.T., θρόνος, is translated 'seat' in Luke 1:52; Revelation 2:13; Revelation 4:4; Revelation 11:16; Revelation 13:2; Revelation 16:10 . The passages in Revelation 4:4; Revelation 11:16 represent the twenty-four elders in heaven — the redeemed — as sitting on thrones around the throne, in contrast to others who are before the throne. Satan also has his throne on earth, Revelation 2:13 , and will have his agents in kingly power in a future day.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Throne'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/throne.html. 1897.

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