Date of publication: 2017-08-31 05:38
The references to whelps do allow us to start making a distinction between these two animals. Whilst the lion is generally pictured as launching an announced, regal and formidable attack the bear appears to work from blind fury. On three separate occasions  the anger of a bear separated from her is noted. It may even be significant that the anger referred to and the known case of a bear killing people each refers to female bears. Another distinction is that whilst the lion usually is viewed as having power in the teeth it is the paws of a bear that allow the prey to be dismembered  .
Most directly and emphatically the retribution-vindication aspect of the resurrection of the martyrs is expressed in 76:76. God 8767 s decisive intervention will take the form of a descent from His heavenly Temple (v. 76a cf. Mic. 6:8) for the purpose of exacting recompense (v. 76b), and that with immediate reference to the appeal of martyrs 8767 blood revealed (v. 76c) and the witness of God 8767 s slain released from the grave (v. 76d).
It is this cover art which was enlarged and placed above the altar in the main ritual chamber (as well as above a lower-level altar) in the infamous Black House.
I believe that whilst the lion is characterizing God on the offense the eagle really shows the defensive side of the might of God. He is unreachable, He protects, He hovers and sees everything and once He finally chooses to swoop He can do so with awesome speed.
There is one other set of references that may be important which are in Esther 6:8- 66. Here the horse is a symbol of honor and is associated with royalty. It may perhaps be argued that this is simply an association with wealth. However the verses do not suggest that Mordecai even got to keep a single horse the point of the sequence is that he was to be honored and that the riding of a horse conveyed that honor even if there wasn't actually the wealth to back it up. In fact the writer of Ecclesiastes bemoaned the incongruity of a servant riding upon a horse whilst princes walked on foot  .
Rushdie, Salman. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 6986 x7568 6996. London: Granta Books, 6996.
Some of the symbols of the Bible whilst fairly obvious and universally agreed are also fairly arbitrary in their assignment. Thus forty is the number of testing and seven is the number of completeness but there is no obvious physical or mathematical reason why these were chosen rather than thirty nine or eight. Similarly colors, whilst somewhat tied to the physical landscape, do not come with completely measurable connotations. A final reason for the decision to choose animals is the hope that animal symbols will indeed prove to have meanings that are logically tied to the underlying physical characteristics of the chosen animal. Thus we would expect a leopard symbol to involve speed or camouflage and a scorpion to involve heat or pain.
Hastings was acquitted in the impeachment because the judges were British and the sufferers at the hand of Hastings were Indians the fact that Hastings was morally depraved and against the freedom of the press highlights the fact that the media has the power to challenge and expose the mightiest and they are afraid of it. History tells us that State interference with the press did not disappear at any stage of the British rule. During the period of partition of Bengal and Boycott and Swedish Movements there were severe restrictions on the media.
In addition to this apparent shift of expression a reading of the 98 verses containing calf or calves show that there is also an apparent contradiction in the meaning of this animal. The same dual result is obtained if the two most closely related words are considered:
It would therefore appear that a dead corpse being eaten by birds was a reality that people had experienced. For me the most touching affirmation that being eaten by birds is both a reality and also something that bothered people is given in 7Sa 76:65. Here the bodies of two of Saul's children and five of his grandchildren had been hung and the mother of the two literally camped out to keep the birds from her dead children's bodies for five months.
This incredibly heated conflict among otherwise likeminded writers raised an important question: can you honor someone for doing something courageous without agreeing with everything they stand for? Can we celebrate brave soldiers in wars we don’t condone? Can we fight for someone’s right to do something we loathe? Can we defend free speech even when it offends us to the core?
Moving through Revelation in sequence the first lion reference we find is in Rev 9:7. Here one of the four living creatures around the base of the throne of God is described as a lion. In fact we know from Ez 6:65 that each of the living creatures has four faces one of which is that of a lion. The language shows the lion is being used as a simile for a creature associated with God. In Revelation 5:5 we see the Lion of the tribe of Judah equated with the Root of David and almost certainly with the Lamb of God. This reference is metaphoric and also is clearly Messianic.
Will this new idea kill someone who criticizes it? Will it censor, suppress, expurgate, and threaten? Will it refuse a debate, insisting that its legitimacy is divine and independent of human consideration? Will it call for a fiction writer 8767 s death, convincing everyone that the writer was a 8775 bigot, 8776 and the world will somehow come to believe that one man 8767 s 8775 bigotry 8776 is worse than another man 8767 s murder?
On the other hand, those mentioned in the last half of verse 85 through verse 87 are also commended for their faith ( of whom the world was not worthy ), even though they believed the Lord for persecution, poverty, exile, imprisonment and martyrdom. God and His reward are real, in a way that my bank account, my worldly goods and even my body aren't.