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Generally, a standard raised in battle as a rallying point for armies. God is described as Israel's banner in recognition of his powerful defence of his people. The Messiah will raise a banner to rally the scattered exiles of Israel.

Israel's tribes identified by banners

Numbers 2:2 See also Numbers 1:52; Numbers 2:17,34; Numbers 10:14

Banners carried into battle

Battle standards carried by armies

Psalm 20:5 See also Psalm 74:4; Songs 6:4; Isaiah 30:17 Banners to rally armies were often set up on the top of a hill; Jeremiah 4:21

The LORD as Israel's banner

Exodus 17:15-16 The LORD is the rallying point for Israel and the source of the nation's confidence in battle. See also Psalm 60:4-6

God's banner raised against his people

Isaiah 5:25-26 God raises a banner to rally nations to battle against Israel. See also Jeremiah 4:6; Jeremiah 6:1

God's banner raised against the nations

Isaiah 13:2-5 See also Isaiah 18:3; Isaiah 31:9; Jeremiah 50:2; Jeremiah 51:12,27-28

The Messiah as a banner to the peoples

Isaiah 11:10-12 See also Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 62:10; Zechariah 10:8; John 12:32

Other references to banners

Songs 2:4 The king's love is like a banner, displayed for all to see; Ezekiel 27:7 a banner made from embroidered linen

See also

1205  God, titles of
1448  signs
2230  Messiah, coming of
5208  armies
7215  exile, the
9210  judgment, God's

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