What does Banner mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
נֵ֤ס something lifted up 2
וְדִגְל֥וֹ banner 1
נִסִּֽי something lifted up 1
לְנֵ֣ס something lifted up 1
נֵס֙ something lifted up 1
נֵ֔ס something lifted up 1
וְכַנֵּ֖ס something lifted up 1
מִנֵּ֖ס something lifted up 1
נֵ֖ס something lifted up 1
נֵ֣ס something lifted up 1
נֵּ֭ס something lifted up 1
מִֽתְנוֹסְס֖וֹת to be lifted up (meaning dubious). 1

Definitions Related to Banner

H5251


   1 something lifted up, standard, signal, signal pole, ensign, Banner, sign, sail.
      1a standard (as rallying point), signal.
      1b standard (pole).
      1c ensign, signal.
      

H1714


   1 Banner, standard.
   

H5264


   1 to be lifted up (meaning dubious).
      1a (Hithpoel) to be lifted up, be displayed.
      

Frequency of Banner (original languages)

Frequency of Banner (English)

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Banner
The flag or banner of the larger kind, serving for three tribes marching together. These standards, of which there were four, were worked with embroidery and beautifully ornamented (Numbers 1:52 ; 2:2,3,10,18,25 ; Song of Solomon 2:4 ; 6:4,10 ).
The flag borne by each separate tribe, of a smaller form. Probably it bore on it the name of the tribe to which it belonged, or some distinguishing device (Numbers 2:2,34 ).
A lofty signal-flag, not carried about, but stationary. It was usually erected on a mountain or other lofty place. As soon as it was seen the war-trumpets were blown (Psalm 60:4 ; Isaiah 5:26 ; 11:12 ; 13:2 ; 18:3 ; 30:17 ; Jeremiah 4:6 21 ; Ezekiel 27:7 ).
A "sign of fire" (Jeremiah 6:1 ) was sometimes used as a signal. The banners and ensigns of the Roman army had idolatrous images upon them, and hence they are called the "abomination of desolation" (q.v.). The principal Roman standard, however, was an eagle. (See Matthew 24:28 ; Luke 17:37 , where the Jewish nation is compared to a dead body, which the eagles gather together to devour.)
God's setting up or giving a banner (Psalm 20:5 ; 60:4 ; Song of Solomon 2:4 ) imports his presence and protection and aid extended to his people.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Banner
A symbol of victory, belonging to military saints and to missionaries, and associated in Christian art with
Our Saviour after His Resurrection indicative of his victory over death
Saint Ansano
Saint Felix of Valois
Saint George
Saint Hubert
Saint Joan of Arc
Saint Julian
Saint Maurice and Companions
Michael the Archangel
Saint Reparata
Saint Ursula
It is the emblem and symbol of temporal victory, and of spiritual victory over sin, death, and idolatry. During a sermon, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, a banner is placed before it.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Banner
Hebrew neec , not, in the English sense of the term, an arbitrary token to distinguish one band or regiment of Israel from another, but a common object of regard, a signal of observation, a rallying point to awaken men's hopes and efforts (Exodus 17:15). Moses called the altar of thanksgiving, after Amalek's defeat, JEHOVAH NISSI, "Jehovah is my banner." The altar is the pledge that Jehovah, in covenant with Israel, shall enable His people to defeat utterly Amalek and all his foes. (Compare Numbers 21:8, "a pole"; Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 11:10, "a root of Jesse shall stand for an ensign of the people," Isaiah 13:2; Isaiah 30:17; Isaiah 49:22; Psalms 60:4.)
Messiah set forth manifestly as the crucified Savior (Galatians 3:1) is the rallying point for the gathering together in one unto Him of all the redeemed in spirit, in the glorified body also hereafter (Genesis 49:10; Matthew 24:31; 2 Thessalonians 2:1). His love displayed is the "banner" under which His people rally for almighty protection and unspeakable comfort (Song of Solomon 2:4). As neec is a "signal," raised on some special occasion, always on an elevation and conspicuous, so degel is a military standard for a large division of an army; oth, for a small one. (See ENCAMPMENT.)
Webster's Dictionary - Banner
(1):
(n.) A kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle.
(2):
(n.) A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.
(3):
(n.) Any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled banner.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Banner, Ensign, Standard
BANNER, ENSIGN, STANDARD . That the Hebrews, like the Egyptians (Wilkinson, Anc. Egyp . [1] I. 195, illust.), Assyrians, and other ancient nations, possessed military ensigns is a safe inference from Numbers 2:2 , but not from the mention of the standard-bearer in Isaiah 10:18 AV [2] , which is to be rendered as RVm [3] . Nothing certain, however, is known regarding them. In the former passage a distinction seems to be made for another view see Gray’s Com. in loc . between the ensigns (lit. ‘signs,’ cf. Psalms 74:4 where the reference is probably to the standards of Antiochus’ army) of the ‘fathers’ houses,’ and the standards (the banner of Song of Solomon 2:4 ; cf. Song of Solomon 6:4 ; cf. Song of Solomon 6:10 ) of the four great divisions of the Hebrew tribes in the wilderness, according to the artificial theory of the priestly writer.
Equally uncertain is the relation of these to the nçs , which was a wooden pole ( Numbers 21:8 f. AV [2] and RV [5] ‘standard’ cf. the parallelism with ‘mast’ Isaiah 30:17 RVm [3] ), set up on an eminence as a signal for the mustering of the troops. This word is of frequent occurrence both in the original sense and in the figurative sense of a rallying point, in the prophetic announcements of the future ( Isaiah 5:26 ; Isaiah 11:10 , Jeremiah 4:21 and often). The rendering alternates between ‘ensign’ and ‘banner.’
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Lord is my Banner, the
See Jehovah-Nissi .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Banner
was a sign carried to give a group a rallying point. Hebrew terms translated with the English word banner are “ degel ” and “nes .” A third term, “oth (“sign”),” seems related to these, as “ degel ” and “oth ” appear in the same verse (Numbers 2:2 ), “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard (“degel”), with the ensign (“oth”) of their father's house”. The terms may describe two different banners, or the terms may be in parallel, expressing the same thing in different words.
A banner was usually a flag or a carved figure of an animal, bird, or reptile. It may have been molded from bronze, as was the serpent in Numbers 21:8-9 . Each tribe of Israel may have had some such animal figures as their standard, or banner. The banner was used as a rallying point for groups with a common interest, such as a call for an army to assemble, or as a signal that a battle was to begin. When the Israelites left Sinai for the land of Canaan, they marched under the banner of four major tribes: Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan (Numbers 10:1 ). The prophet Isaiah used the term in reference to a signal God would raise against Babylon as a warning of impending destruction (Isaiah 13:2 ). In Isaiah 49:22 God's upraised hand is a signal (“ nes ”) for the nations to bring the sons of the exiles home to the land of Canaan. The practice of using banners, or standards, was widespread in ancient times in many cultures and lands. Israel probably borrowed the custom from her neighbors.
Bryce Sandlin
King James Dictionary - Banner
BAN'NER, n. L.pannus.
1. A square flag a military ensign the principal standard of a prince or state. 2. A streamer borne at the end of a lance or elsewhere. 3. In botany, the upper petal of a papilionaceous corol.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Banner
Psalm 60:4 (a) Evidently this is the confession which a Christian makes; it is the testimony which he bears to the truth of GOD and to his faith in his Lord. (See also Psalm 20:5).
Song of Solomon 2:4 (c) This banner represents the leadership of the Lord in the lives of His people. Under His guidance they march along firmly convinced and fully persuaded that everything that happens to them comes from the loving heart of their Lord.
Song of Solomon 6:4 (c) In a war where the army is composed of many allies, each nation carries its own banner, thus displaying the great resources behind the forces. In this passage the banner indicates the many divisions of GOD's gracious provision for his own. There is the banner of His power and also of His love, and also of His sufficiency, and also of His grace.
Isaiah 13:2 (a) Probably this banner indicates that Babylon must be exposed and advertised in her true colors. Her character must be plainly manifested. It may refer actually to the city of Babylon, or it may refer to the false Babylon, which is the Roman church, and her daughters.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Banner
See STANDARD.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Banner
In a figurative language, Christ is said to be an ensign, or standard, to his people. (Isaiah 11:10; Isa 11:12) Hence, the Psalmist, in allusion to Christ, "Thou hast given a banner to them that feared thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth." (Psalms 60:4) And when Moses built an altar, after the victory obtained over Amalek, he called the name of it JEHOVAH Nissi; that is, the Lord is my banner. And what Lord but Christ? Were not both the altar and the banner tokens of the Lord Jesus Christ? (Exodus 17:15) Hence, the church speaks, in allusion to Christ, "In the name of our God, we set up our banners." (Psalms 20:5) And hence also, the church, when beheld in her warlike appearance, fighting in the strength of her Lord, is said to be, "fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners." (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4; Son 6:10) It is very blessed to eye Christ in this most glorious character, as JEHOVAH'S banner to his people, for their waging war with sin, death, and hell. He is lifted up from everlasting, in the glories of his person, as the church's Husband from all eternity. Hence, the Standard-bearer among ten thousand, under whose shadow all his redeemed are safe, and made more than conquerors through Him that loveth them. Reader! believer! friend! are we under this almighty Banner? Hath the Lord Jesus brought us to his banqueting house, and is his banner over us of love? Oh, then, let us sit down under his shadow, for, surely, all his fruit is sweet to our taste! Sure banner of peace with God, and good will towards men! See Jehovah Nissi.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Banner
an ensign, or standard, used by armies or caravans on their journeys in the eastern countries. The original רגל , is rendered by lexicographers and translators under this word, as a noun, in which form it often occurs, a standard, banner; as a verb, once, to set up a banner; Psalms 20:5 ; as a participle pahul, vexillatus, one distinguished by a banner, the chief; as a participle niphal, bannered, or with banners. The meaning of the root is illustrated by the very ingenious and sensible author of "Observations on Divers Passages of Scripture," who shows, from Pitts and Pococke, that, "as in Arabia and the neighbouring countries, on account of the intense heat of the sun by day, people generally choose to travel in the night; so, to prevent confusion in their large caravans, particularly in the annual one to Mecca, each company, of which the caravan consists, has its distinct portable beacon, which is carried on the top of a pole, and consists of several lights, which are somewhat like iron stoves, into which they put short dry wood, with which some of the camels are loaded. Every company has one of these poles belonging to it; some of which have ten, some twelve of these lights on their tops, more or less; and they are likewise of different figures, as well as numbers; one, perhaps, in an oval shape; another, triangular, or in the form of an M, or N, &c, so that by these every one knows his respective company. They are carried in the front, and set up in the place where the caravan is to pitch, before that comes up, at some distance from one another. As travelling then in the night must be, generally speaking, more agreeable to a great multitude in that desert, we may believe a compassionate God, for the most part, directed Israel to move in the night. And in consequence, must we not rather suppose the standards of the tribes were moveable beacons, like those of the Mecca pilgrims, than flags or any thing of that kind?" This ingenious author seems, however, to forget,
1. That the pillar of fire was with the Israelites to direct their marches.
2. That the Israelites were not a mere caravan, but an army; and, as such, for order, required standards as well by day as by night. See ARMIES .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Banner
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Standard - See Banner
Ensign - See Banner
Jehovah-Nissi - The Lord my Banner
Jehovah Nissi - ("Jehovah my Banner". (See Banner. ) The rod of God in Moses' hand, when held up as a Banner, brought victory; so it was the pledge of what the altar represented, that Jehovah is the ensurer of victory to His people when rallying round Him (Psalms 60:4; Isaiah 11:10; Proverbs 18:10)
Jehovah-Nissi - Jehovah my Banner, Exodus 17:15
Standard - A flag or Banner usually used by the military to identify groups of soldiers or a central flag to rally all the soldiers at one time (Numbers 1:52 ; Numbers 2:2 ; Numbers 10:14 ,Numbers 10:14,10:18 ). See Banner
Banner - (Isaiah 11:10; Isa 11:12) Hence, the Psalmist, in allusion to Christ, "Thou hast given a Banner to them that feared thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. " (Psalms 60:4) And when Moses built an altar, after the victory obtained over Amalek, he called the name of it JEHOVAH Nissi; that is, the Lord is my Banner. And what Lord but Christ? Were not both the altar and the Banner tokens of the Lord Jesus Christ? (Exodus 17:15) Hence, the church speaks, in allusion to Christ, "In the name of our God, we set up our Banners. " (Psalms 20:5) And hence also, the church, when beheld in her warlike appearance, fighting in the strength of her Lord, is said to be, "fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with Banners. " (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4; Son 6:10) It is very blessed to eye Christ in this most glorious character, as JEHOVAH'S Banner to his people, for their waging war with sin, death, and hell. Reader! believer! friend! are we under this almighty Banner? Hath the Lord Jesus brought us to his banqueting house, and is his Banner over us of love? Oh, then, let us sit down under his shadow, for, surely, all his fruit is sweet to our taste! Sure Banner of peace with God, and good will towards men! See Jehovah Nissi
Banner - ...
Song of Solomon 2:4 (c) This Banner represents the leadership of the Lord in the lives of His people. ...
Song of Solomon 6:4 (c) In a war where the army is composed of many allies, each nation carries its own Banner, thus displaying the great resources behind the forces. In this passage the Banner indicates the many divisions of GOD's gracious provision for his own. There is the Banner of His power and also of His love, and also of His sufficiency, and also of His grace. ...
Isaiah 13:2 (a) Probably this Banner indicates that Babylon must be exposed and advertised in her true colors
Banneret - ) A small Banner. ) Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own Banner; - commonly used as a title of rank
Bandrol - ) A little Banner, flag, or streamer
Flotant - ) Represented as flying or streaming in the air; as, a Banner flotant
Bannerol - a Banner displayed at a funeral procession and set over the tomb
Sailfish - ) The Banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus
Ensign - Isaiah 5:26 (b) This is typical of a Banner at the head of victorious troops conquering the enemy
Banderole - (French: little Banner) Small flag or streamer; in heraldry, a streamer from the crook of a bishop's crosier; in architecture, band used in decorative sculpture
Tricolor - ) The national French Banner, of three colors, blue, white, and red, adopted at the first revolution
Jeho'Vah-Nis'si - (Jehovah my Banner ), the name given by Moses to the altar which he built in commemoration of the discomfiture of the Amalekites
Banner - Hebrew terms translated with the English word Banner are “ degel ” and “nes . The terms may describe two different Banners, or the terms may be in parallel, expressing the same thing in different words. ...
A Banner was usually a flag or a carved figure of an animal, bird, or reptile. Each tribe of Israel may have had some such animal figures as their standard, or Banner. The Banner was used as a rallying point for groups with a common interest, such as a call for an army to assemble, or as a signal that a battle was to begin. When the Israelites left Sinai for the land of Canaan, they marched under the Banner of four major tribes: Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan (Numbers 10:1 ). The practice of using Banners, or standards, was widespread in ancient times in many cultures and lands
Ensign - The flag or Banner of a military band a Banner of colors a standard a figured cloth or piece of silk, attached to a staff, and usually with figures, colors or arms thereon, borne by an officer at the head of a company, troop or other band. Naval ensign, is a large Banner hoisted on a staff and carried over the poop or stern of a ship used to distinguish ships of different nations, or to characterize different equadrons of the same navy
Jehovah-Nissi - Jehovah my Banner, the title given by Moses to the altar which he erected on the hill on the top of which he stood with uplifted hands while Israel prevailed over their enemies the Amalekites (Exodus 17:15 )
Unroll - ) To open, as what is rolled or convolved; as, to unroll cloth; to unroll a Banner
Jehovah-Nissi - (jeh hoh' vuh-nihss' ssi) Transliteration of place name meaning, “Yahweh is my Banner
Knight Banneret - A knight who carried a Banner, who possessed fiefs to a greater amount than the knight bachelor, and who was obliged to serve in war with a greater number of attendants
Beacon - " (See Banner
Vexillum - ) A Banner
Ensign - In Song of Solomon 2:4 it is rendered "banner. (See Banner
Ensign - ) A flag; a Banner; a standard; esp. , the national flag, or a Banner indicating nationality, carried by a ship or a body of soldiers; - as distinguished from flags indicating divisions of the army, rank of naval officers, or private signals, and the like
Oriflamme - A royal Banner, mentioned in the "Chanson de Roland" (11th century), which legend claims was given to Charlemagne by the pope, though there is no historical evidence of this. As Eudes, who became king, 888, was Abbot of Saint Martin, the azure Banner strewn with gold fleur-de-lis, of the church of Saint Martin of Tours, was the earliest military standard of the Frankish monarchy, remaining the symbol of royalty until the 14th century when the white standard of Joan of Arc was adopted
Banner, Ensign, Standard - Banner, ENSIGN, STANDARD . Psalms 74:4 where the reference is probably to the standards of Antiochus’ army) of the ‘fathers’ houses,’ and the standards (the Banner of Song of Solomon 2:4 ; cf. The rendering alternates between ‘ensign’ and ‘banner
Labarum - It is described as a pike bearing a silk Banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown
Labarum - It originally consisted of a long gilded spear from which was suspended a purple Banner bearing, in Greek, the inscription "in this sign thou shalt conquer
Banner - ) Any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled Banner
Abram Ryan - The South was completely won by his Conquered Banner, the best known of his poems
Agnus Dei - It is also the name given toa representation of a lamb with Banner as an emblem of Christ
Ensign - An ensign, as a Banner, set up as a trophy of victory, or for a declaration of war. Oh! may the Holy Ghost lift him up to my soul continually, that the Amaleks of the day may have no momentary success, until that my God hath put out, as he hath sworn, the name of Amalek from under heaven! (Exodus 17:10-16)...
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Grand Island, Nebraska, Diocese of - Comprises the counties of Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Brown, Buffalo, Cherry, Cheyenne, Custer, Dawes, Deuel, Garfield, Grant, Greeley, Hooker, Howard, Keyapaha, Kimball, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Rock, Scott's Bluff, Sheridan, Sherman, Wheeler, Sioux, Thomas, Valley, and those portions of Dawson, Hall, Lincoln, and Keith lying north of the South Platte River; area, 40,000 square miles; erected at Kearney, March 8, 1912; transferred to Grand Island, April 11, 1917; suffragan of Dubuque
Lamb And Flag - The lambbearing a flag or Banner signifies Victory, and is an emblem of theResurrection
Banner - During a sermon, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, a Banner is placed before it
Agnusdei - In the church of Rome, a cake of was, stamped with the figure of a lamb supporting the Banner of the cross
Haroun-al-Raschid, Caliph of Baghdad - He invaded Greece, forced Nicephorus to pay tribute to him, and acknowledged the protectorate of the Franks over the Christians in Jerusalem by delivering to Charlemagne the keys of the Holy Sepulchre, the Banner of Jerusalem, and some precious relics
Banner -
The flag or Banner of the larger kind, serving for three tribes marching together. The Banners and ensigns of the Roman army had idolatrous images upon them, and hence they are called the "abomination of desolation" (q. ) ...
God's setting up or giving a Banner (Psalm 20:5 ; 60:4 ; Song of Solomon 2:4 ) imports his presence and protection and aid extended to his people
Banner - Moses called the altar of thanksgiving, after Amalek's defeat, JEHOVAH NISSI, "Jehovah is my Banner. His love displayed is the "banner" under which His people rally for almighty protection and unspeakable comfort (Song of Solomon 2:4)
Banner - The original רגל , is rendered by lexicographers and translators under this word, as a noun, in which form it often occurs, a standard, Banner; as a verb, once, to set up a Banner; Psalms 20:5 ; as a participle pahul, vexillatus, one distinguished by a Banner, the chief; as a participle niphal, Bannered, or with Banners
Beg - In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country more particularly, the lord of a sangiac or Banner. Every province is divided into seven sangiacs or Banners, each of which qualifies a bey and these are commanded by the governor of the province, called begler-beg or lord of all the beys
Captain - (Joshua 5:13-15) It is very blessed to see and know the Lord Jesus under this character, and to fight under his Banner
Pavilion - The word is sometimes used for a flag, colors, ensign or Banner
Pavilion - ) A flag, colors, ensign, or Banner
Bachelor - (Medieval Latin: baccalarius, cowherd, or husbandman) ...
(1) A young knight following the Banner of another
Agnus Dei - It is usually oval in shape, impressed with the figure of a lamb bearing a Banner; on the reverse side is the coat-of-arms of the pope
Ensign - (nes ; in the Authorized Version generally "ensign," sometimes "standard;" degel , "standard," with the exception of ( Song of Solomon 2:4 ) "banner;" oth , "ensign")
il Sodoma - One of his masterpieces is the great Banner of Saint Sebastian now in the Uffizi gallery in Florence
Giovanni Bazzi - One of his masterpieces is the great Banner of Saint Sebastian now in the Uffizi gallery in Florence
Standard - For the Christian, CHRIST is the only standard, and His Banner (degel) is LOVE
Bazzi, Giovanni Antonio - One of his masterpieces is the great Banner of Saint Sebastian now in the Uffizi gallery in Florence
Gala'Tians, the Epistle to the, - (Galatians 1:1,11 ) "Since the days of Luther the Epistle to the Galatians has always been held in high esteem as the gospel's Banner of freedom
Lamb - The lamb is sometimes portrayed standing bearing a cross or Banner, or lying as if slain, on a book closed with seven seals, as described by Saint John in the Apocalypse
Michael, Saint - Emblems: scales, Banner, sword, and a dragon
Michael the Archangel - Emblems: scales, Banner, sword, and a dragon
Archangel, Michael the - Emblems: scales, Banner, sword, and a dragon
George, Saint - Emblems: horse, dragon, lance, Banner, armor, shield
Andrew, Feast of Saint - Andrew'scross was made a part of the national Banner of Great Britainon the union of Scotland with England in 1707
Arms And Armor - ...
Each Jewish tribe had its own Banner
Emblems - Bearing a Banner it signifies Victory and is an emblem of theResurrection
Army - Each tribe formed a battalion, with its own Banner and leader (Numbers 2:2 ; 10:14 )
Confirmation - " Its chief grace is the seven-fold gift of the Holy Ghostby means of which we are sealed, made firm or strong, and equipped"manfully to fight under Christ's Banner against sin, the worldand the devil
Flag - , or to give or ask information; - commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a Banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag
Army - Every able-bodied man over 20 years of age was a soldier, Numbers 1:3; each tribe formed a division, with its own Banner and its own leader, Numbers 2:2; Numbers 10:14; their positions in the camp and on the march were fixed
Serpent - When God punished the murmurs of the Israelites in the wilderness by sending among them serpents whose fiery bite was fetal, Moses, upon their repentance, was commanded to make a serpent of brass, whose polished surface shone like fire, and to set it up on the Banner-pole in the midst of the people; and whoever was bitten by a serpent had but to look up at it and live
Army - --Every man above 20 years of age was a soldier, (Numbers 1:3 ) each tribe formed a regiment, with its own Banner and its own leader (Numbers 2:2 ; 10:14 ) their positions in the camp or on the march were accurately fixed, Numb
Hang - ) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; - often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a Banner
Sign - ) A military emblem carried on a Banner or a standard
Sign - 2:2 uses 'ôth to represent a military Banner, while Job 21:29 uses the word of the identifying Banners of nomadic tribes
Serpent - (See also ADDER ; ASP ] When God punished the murmurs of the Israelites in the wilderness by sending among them serpents whose fiery bite was fatal, Moses, upon their repentance, was commanded to make a serpent of brass, whose polished surface shone like fire, and to set it up on the Banner-pole in the midst of the people; and whoever was bitten by a serpent had but to look up at it and live
Gildas, Monk of Bangor - ; a sorrowful spectator of the miseries and almost utter ruin of his countrymen by a people under whose Banner they had hoped for peace
Names of God - ...
Yahweh-Nissi “The Lord is my Banner” ( Exodus 17:15 ). The name of God was considered a Banner under which Israel could rally for victory
Army - In Israel's, at the Exodus, every man above 20 was a soldier (Numbers 1:3); each tribe a battalion, with its own Banner and leader (Numbers 2:2; Numbers 10:5-6; Numbers 10:14)
Babel - Here, under the command of their new leader, and his dominant military and sacerdotal Cuthites, by whom the original scheme of idolatry, the groundwork of which was probably laid in Armenia, was now perfected; and, with the express view to counteract the designs of the Almighty in their dispersion into different countries, they began to build the city and tower, and set up a Banner which should serve as a mark of national union, and concentrate them in one unbroken empire; when they were defeated and dispersed by the miraculous confusion of tongues
Death - It was to be assumed as the distinction of the most powerful monarchs, and to wave in the Banner of victorious armies, when the memory of Herod and Pilate should be accursed; when Jerusalem should be reduced to ashes, and the Jews be vagabonds over all the world
God, Names of - Several hyphenations or compounds are attached, for the most part, to some notable experience, as with Yahweh-Nissi ("The-Lord-is-my-Banner") where "banner" is understood as a rallying place
Captivity - The prayer, the 10th of the Shemoneh Esre, is still offered by the Jews: "Sound the great trumpet for our deliverance, lift up a Banner for the gathering of our exiles, and unite us all together from the four ends of the earth!" evidently alluding to Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 27:13; Psalms 106:47
Edom - Translated in the title, "when David had beaten down Aram of the two floods," "when Joab returned," which he did not do all he had fully conquered the Syrians; Psalms 60:4, "Thou hast given a Banner," etc
Mahometanism - After his departure from Mecca, from which event the Mohammedan era of the hegira takes its commencement, he was joined by a few followers determined to share his fate; and having solemnly consecrated the Banner under which he was to extend his power and propagate his tenets, he commenced hostilities against those by whom he had been opposed. For this purpose he promised to all who enrolled themselves under his Banner full license to plunder the nations against which they were led; and he made it a fundamental tenet of his faith that they who fell in the warlike enterprises destined to enlarge the number of believers were at once delivered from the guilt and misery of their sins, and were admitted to the happy scenes prepared for the faithful
Arabia - The care of the sheep and camels is abandoned to the women of the tribe; but the martial youth, under the Banner of the emir, is ever on horseback and in the field, to practise the exercise of the bow, the javelin, and the scimitar. Yet of such materials Mohammed constructed a mighty empire; converted the relapsed Ishmaelites into good Musselmen; united the jarring tribes under one Banner; supplied what was wanting in personal courage by the ardour of religious zeal; and out of a banditti, little known and little feared beyond their own deserts, raised an armed multitude, which proved the scourge of the world
Prudentius, Marcus (?) Aurelius Clemens Prudentius - He was a loyal Roman, proud of the empire, seeing in its past conquests and capacity for government a preparation for the kingdom of Christ, and looking for greater conquests under the Banner of the cross (Perist
Canaanites - This being the actual persuasion which then prevailed in the world, no matter whether well or ill founded, how were the neighbouring nations, for whose admonition this dreadful example was intended, how were they to be convinced of the supreme power of the God of Israel above the pretended gods of other nations; and of the righteous character of Jehovah, that is, of his abhorrence of the vices which prevailed in the land of Canaan? How, I say, were they to be convinced so well, or at all indeed, as by enabling the Israelites, whose God he was known and acknowledged to be, to conquer under his Banner, and drive out before them, those who resisted the execution of that commission with which the Israelites declared themselves to be invested, namely, the expulsion and extermination of the Canaanitish nations? This convinced surrounding countries, and all who were observers or spectators of what passed, first, that the God of Israel was a real God; secondly that the gods which other nations worshipped were either no gods, or had no power against the God of Israel; and thirdly, that it was he, and he alone, who possessed both the power and the will, to punish, to destroy, and to exterminate from before his face, both nations and individuals, who gave themselves up to the crimes and wickedness for which the Canaanites were notorious
Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - "Know, my beloved son," he writes to Jerome, "that Amalek is destroyed to the very root; on the hill of Rephidim has been erected the Banner of the cross
War, Holy War - " He believed that God raises a victory Banner for those who fear him
Jeremiah, Theology of - In the future time God will establish the righteous Branch (Messiah) who will do "what is just and right in the land"; so the Banner over the land will read, "The Lord Our Righteousness" (33:15-16)
Egypt - The wealth of the conquered countries poured into Egypt, and the temple of the Theban Ammon, the god under whose Banner the armies of the Pharaohs of two dynasties had won their victories, was ever growing in wealth of slaves, lands, and spoil