Watching ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Comic Strip

It’s always been interesting that C.S. Lewis chose the lion to represent Jesus. There’s an awful lot of killing of lions in the Old Testament from Samson to David. But there are some poetic passages too using the lion as a metaphor for strength. In the New Testament, in the book of Peter, a lion is used to describe the devil–“Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. “

2 thoughts on “Watching ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Comic Strip

  1. “It’s always been interesting that C.S. Lewis chose the lion to represent Jesus”

    Within Judaism, the Tribe of Judah is symbolized by a lion. In Genesis, the patriarch Jacob (“Israel”) gave that symbol to his tribe when he refers to his son Judah as a “Young Lion” (Genesis 49:9) when blessing him.

    In Christian tradition, the Lion of Judah represents Jesus. Jesus was from the tribe of Judah and he is mentioned as the “Lion of Judah” in Apocalipsis (Revelation)

    This is clearly the reason why C.S. Lewis selected the lion to represent Jesus.

  2. Right, but that’s my point, the lion was also considered a pest. Samson ripped one up and David had to fend them off from the sheep he was protecting (used it as a boast against Goliath). So Jesus, as a lion in Narnia, represents strength but he’s also a predatory pest.

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