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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Throne

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Throne, the ornamented seat on which royal personages gave audience on state occasions among the Hebrews (;; comp. ). It was originally a decorated arm-chair, higher than an ordinary seat, so as to require a foot-stool to support the feet. Sometimes the throne was placed on a platform ascended by steps (). Solomon made a throne of ivory overlaid with gold, which had six steps, with six lions on each side (). Archelaus addressed the multitude from 'an elevated seat and a throne of gold.' A throne became the emblem of regal power (); whence the phrases, 'to sit on the throne of his kingdom' (), that is, to rule as a monarch; and 'to sit on the throne of a person' (; ), which signifies, to be his successor.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Throne'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/t/throne.html.

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