What is a King?
LETS TAKE A JOURNEY AND DISCOVER WHAT A KING IS . . .
Using the Scripture of Revelation 17:12. This journey has actually already begun on our last article
'Thelma and the Royal Family'.
KING: noun 1. the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth. "King Henry VIII" synonyms: ruler, sovereign, monarch, supreme ruler, crowned head, majesty, Crown, head of state, royal personage, emperor, prince, potentate, overlord, liege lord, lord, leader, chief. "Edward made a bid to be crowned king of France" a person or thing regarded as the finest or most important in their sphere or group. "a country where football is king"
synonyms: star, leading light, luminary, superstar, mogul, giant, master, kingpin, celebrity, lion; dated. (in the UK) the national anthem when there is a male sovereign. Singular proper noun: King; noun: the King - used in names of animals and plants that are particularly large, e.g. king cobra.
2. the most important chess piece, of which each player has one, which the opponent has to checkmate in order to win. The king can move in any direction, including diagonally, to any adjacent square that is not attacked by an opponent's piece or pawn. A piece in draughts with extra capacity for moving, made by crowning an ordinary piece that has reached the opponent's baseline. A playing card bearing a representation of a king, normally ranking next below an ace.
KING: 3rd person present: kings; past tense: kinged; past participle: kinged; gerund or present participle: kinging 1. archaic - make (someone) king. 2. dated - act in an unpleasantly superior and domineering way. "he kings it over the natives on his atoll"
Origin - Old English cyning, cyng, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koning and German König, also to kin. God Save the Queen. noun: King the British national anthem. Origin - evidence suggests a 17th-century origin for the complete words and tune of the anthem. The ultimate origin is obscure: the phrase ‘God save the King’ occurs in various passages in the Old Testament, while as early as 1545 it was a watchword in the navy, with ‘long to reign over us’ as a countersign. Use over time for: king
Well Brothers and Sisters this is what a King is. Usually Kings made themselves! Through either wealth, force, inheritance or by taking land as there own (i.e. strongest wins). Kings and Queens are not really Royal and above other men and women, this pompous behaviour blows everything out of proportion.
By Chris Hilton . . .