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Throne

The throne, as a symbol of authority, was portable. Two kings, of Israel and Judah, sat on their thrones at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria (1 Kings 22:10). Jeremiah 1:15 warned that the conquering kings would place their thrones before the gates of Jerusalem. Jeremiah foretold that Nebuchadnezzar would set his throne at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes (Jer 43:10). Ancient thrones were of opulent magnificence. The remains of a throne of rock crystal were found in the ruins of Sennacherib’s palace. Solomon’s throne was made of ivory overlaid with gold, with six steps leading up to it, with a lion on either side of each step. The back was carved with the figure of a bull’s head, the symbol of strength, and two lions stood beside the arm rests (1 Kings 10:18-20). The lions were prob. carved figures of winged cherubim. The throne room was called the “Hall of Judgment” (7:7). Messianic passages suggest that one called the Branch will build