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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Lion, the

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The king of animals, was the symbol of power, courage, and virtue, and in Christian art of the resurrection; is in general, as Mr. Fairholt remarks, "a royal symbol, and in emblem of dominion, command, magnanimity, vigilance, and strength; representing when couchant sovereignty, when rampant magnanimity, when passant resolution, when guardant prudence, when saliant valour, when sciant counsel, and when regardant circumspection."

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lion, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lion-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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