The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: Symbol & Meaning


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Based on their beliefs, why do Rastafarians use the lion of Judah as their symbol?

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1. The lion symbol is associated with the Israelite tribe of Judah for what reason?

2. This image is the emblem of _____, which uses the lion symbol to recall the Israelites' history and the rulership of Judah.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allows you to quickly measure your knowledge of the lion of the tribe of Judah. See if you know the importance of this symbol and can identify different ways it has been used throughout history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to find out what you remember about:

  • The reason the lion is associated with the tribe of Judah
  • What Christian figure was represented as a lion
  • The significance of the lion of Judah to Rastafarians

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Biblical scripture as it relates to the lion of Judah in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the area of the world that uses the lion of Judah as its symbol
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of the lion of Judah to different religious groups around the world

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this religious symbolism, read or watch the lesson titled The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: Symbol & Meaning. It explains:

  • The connection between Judah and the Emperors of Ethiopia
  • Jacob's description of Judah's appearance
  • Other uses of the lion symbol by ruling and Regal houses throughout history