Members The Lion of Judah

by Ludwig Schneider


A pigeon flying against the backdrop of the Western Wall Photo: Jack Bentley/ Flash90

“[He] who sat on the throne [had] a book…sealed up with seven seals…And no one…was [worthy] to open the book and to break its seals…Then I began to weep greatly…and one of the elders said to me, ‘Stop weeping…The Lion…from the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals’” (Revelation 5:1-5).


The Apostle John received the Revelation or Apocalypse from God when he was a prisoner of the Roman Emperor Domitian (81-96 AD) on the Greek island of Patmos. Once, when I was in a time of prayer on Patmos, it became clear to me that the last book of the Bible calls Jesus the “Lion of Judah.”


Although the New Testament calls Jesus the “Lion of Judah,” many Christians avoid this name and title because it is too Jewish for them. The Nazis, for example, erased everything which reminded us of Jesus’ Jewish birth. For...

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