The symbol both of earthly and of divine judgement (1 Kgs. 7: 7; Ps. 47: 8). It symbolized the power of Satan (Rev. 2: 13; 13: 2; 16: 10).

In another metaphorical sense, Jesus inherits the throne of David (Luke 1: 32) and is exalted to the right hand of God's throne (Heb. 8: 1).