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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. kiss'e), a royal chair or seat of dignity (Deuteronomy 17:18; 2 Samuel 7:13; Psalms 45:6); an elevated seat with a canopy and hangings, which cover it. It denotes the seat of the high priest in 1 Samuel 1:9; 4:13, and of a provincial governor in Nehemiah 3:7 and Psalms 122:5. The throne of Solomon is described at length in 1 Kings 10:18-20.

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

The Hebrew word so translated applies to any elevated seat occupied by a person in authority, whether a high priest, (1 Samuel 1:9) a judge, (Psalms 122:5) or a military chief (Jeremiah 1:16) The use of a chair in a country where the usual postures were squatting and reclining was at all times regarded as a symbol of dignity. (2 Kings 4:10; Proverbs 9:14) In order to specify a throne in our sense of the term, it was necessary to add to the word the notion of royalty; hence the frequent occurrence of such expressions as "throne of the kingdom." (17:18; 1 Kings 1:46; 2 Chronicles 7:18) The characteristic feature in the royal throne was its elevation: Solomon's throne was approached by six steps, (1 Kings 10:19; 2 Chronicles 9:18) and Jehovah's throne is described as "high and lifted up." (Isaiah 6:1) The materials and workmanship of Solomon's throne were costly. It was made of wood inlaid with ivory and then covered with gold except where the ivory showed. It was furnished with arms or "stays." The steps were also lines with pairs of lions. As to the form of chair, we are only informed in (1 Kings 10:19) that "the top was round behind." The king sat on his throne on state occasions. At such times he appeared in his royal robes. The throne was the symbol of supreme power and dignity. (Genesis 41:40) Similarly, "to sit upon the throne" implied the exercise of regal power. (17:18; 1 Kings 16:11)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THRONE, noun [Latin thronus.]

1. A royal seat; a chair of state. The throne is sometimes an elegant chair richly ornamented with sculpture and gilding, raised a step above the floor, and covered with a canopy.

2. The seat of a bishop.

3. In Scripture, sovereign power and dignity.

Only in the throne will I be greater than thou. Genesis 41:40.

Thy throne O God, is forever. Psalms 45:6.

4. Angels. Colossians 1:16.

5. The place where God peculiarly manifests his power and glory.

The heaven is my throne and the earth my footstool. Isaiah 66:1.

THRONE, verb transitive To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.

1. To place in an elevated position; to give an elevated place to; to exalt.

True image of the Father, whether thron'd

In the bosom of bliss and light of light.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THRO'NED, participle passive Placed on a royal seat, or on an elevated seat; exalted.