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the lion of God.

  1. One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ez 8:16).
  2. A symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isa 29:1, 2, 7) as "victorious under God," and in Ezek 43:15, 16, for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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