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    Why are the Eagle, the Ox, the Man and the Lion used continuously as symbols for the different clans of Jews, the different books of the New Testament, etc.

  • #2
    Not just these four, each line of the twelve tribes has their own symbol
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth

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    • #3
      THE SYMBOLS OF ISRAEL

      Rueben:Man/Water
      Simeon:Sword/Gate
      Judah:Lion/3 Lions
      Zebulun:Ship
      IssacharLaden Ass
      Dan;Serpent/Horse
      Gad:Troop
      Asher:Cup
      Naphtali:Stag
      Benjamin,Wolf
      Ephraim:Ox, Unicorn
      Manasseh:Olive Branch, Arrows

      From :: http://www.stitchesbysue.net/id76.html

      The LORD is my Miracle

      G_d was gracious He has shown favor


      Hope is a seed
      God plants in our hearts
      to remind us
      there are better things ahead.
      -Holley Gerth

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      • #4
        Sorry, I can't really make that out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheBigJC05 View Post
          Sorry, I can't really make that out.

          See more here :
          http://bibleforums.org/showthread.php?t=613
          The LORD is my Miracle

          G_d was gracious He has shown favor


          Hope is a seed
          God plants in our hearts
          to remind us
          there are better things ahead.
          -Holley Gerth

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          • #6
            My fault my site must have loaded the page with just the html, it was all jumbled. Sorry about that, I can see it fine now.

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            • #7
              So why are these symbols with their respective clan?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheBigJC05 View Post
                So why are these symbols with their respective clan?
                I'll answer you tomoz...it is after midnight
                The LORD is my Miracle

                G_d was gracious He has shown favor


                Hope is a seed
                God plants in our hearts
                to remind us
                there are better things ahead.
                -Holley Gerth

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                • #9
                  Here's some interesting things about those 4.
                  In the encampment in the wilderness, 3 tribes camped on the east, 3 on the west, 3 on the north and 3 on the south. Each group had a standard,which corresponded to those 4.
                  The 4 colors used in the tabernacle, ie the gate, door, and veil, which were scarlet, blue, purple, and white, corresponded to those 4.
                  The four gospel correspond to those 4.
                  Christ corresponds to those 4. (son of man, son of God, King, and Sacrifice)
                  The 4 living creatures around the throne correspond to those 4.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, I remember reading all of that. Also, if you look at the population count of each tribe and form them according to East, West, North and South you form a cross.

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                    • #11
                      Actually, the encampment is a picture of the New Jerusalem.

                      Revelation 21:12
                      And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

                      13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.


                      The picture of the earthly encampment is the picture of the heavenly encampment in the New Jerusalem.

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                      • #12
                        Levites pop(Center square): 22,300
                        Ephraim/Manasseh/Benjamin pop(W): 108,100
                        Dan/Asher/Naphtali pop(N): 157,600
                        Judah/Issachar/Zebulun pop(E): 166,100
                        Reuben/Simeon/Gad pop(S): 151,450

                        If you take those populations, put them in their directions from the center without going outside of the width of the Levite square(which would make them go into NW/SW/NE/SE) you end up with a cross.

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                        • #13
                          Ezekiels dream....... the 12 tribes of Israel, their camps... the L_rd's protection. I am not gonna rewrite it

                          http://www.geocities.com/christian_c...r_banners.html
                          An interesting website to read

                          We need to look at the qualities of each of these 'creatures' to see what they mean

                          The Lion (Judah) as we know actually represents Jesus himself. The Lion represents his strength, authority, and royalty.

                          Another site: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/pseudodoxia/pseudo510.html
                          The LORD is my Miracle

                          G_d was gracious He has shown favor


                          Hope is a seed
                          God plants in our hearts
                          to remind us
                          there are better things ahead.
                          -Holley Gerth

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TheBigJC05 View Post
                            Yes, I remember reading all of that. Also, if you look at the population count of each tribe and form them according to East, West, North and South you form a cross.
                            Hi TheBigJC05,

                            An acronym for North, East, West and South is NEWS.

                            Heard any GOOD NEWS lately?


                            Also, here a post I shared from another thread a while back that discusses in part what the symbols represent.

                            Rev 4:7

                            7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
                            KJV

                            1.) lion
                            2.) calf
                            3.) man
                            4.) eagle

                            The symbols are representative of the symbols used as the standards of the armies of Israel and their emcampments which can be read about in the beginning chapters of the book of Numbers.

                            Num 1:2-3
                            2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

                            3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
                            KJV

                            When the armies would set up their emcampments as read about in Numbers chapter 2, they would cover the four directions from which an enemy may attack, the north, south, east and west. The twelve tribes would encamp three on each side and be represented by one standard/symbol as such.

                            The Lion as the standard of Judah would also consist of Zebulon and Issachar which encamped with Judah.

                            The Calf/bull as the standard for Ephraim would also consist of Benjamin and Manasseh which encamped with Ephraim.

                            The Man as the standard for Reuben would also consist of Simeon and Gad which encamped with Reuben.

                            The Eagle as the standard for Dan would also consist of Asher and Naphtali which encamped with Dan.

                            Hope this helps.

                            Bless you,
                            Love Fountain

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheBigJC05 View Post
                              Why are the Eagle, the Ox, the Man and the Lion used continuously as symbols for the different clans of Jews, the different books of the New Testament, etc.

                              One other thing to think about is that mankind idol worships all four of the symbols too.

                              Enjoy your day,
                              Love Fountain

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