What does a ram symbolize in the bible?

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Bryon Shaffer

Monday, November 15, 2021

The ram is among the first animals used for sacrifice in the Bible. Their Latin name is "aries" which means "alter". They signify sacrifice.

However, this has a different significance with the ram described in Daniel chapters 7 and 8. In Daniel's vision, he was shown a ram with two horns: with one of the horns higher than the other. This ram was strong for a season until a goat came to eventually destroy it. This ram signifies the Medo-Persian Empire. The higher horn signifies the Persian Empire while the lower horn signifies the Media. This means that the Persian side was greater than the Media. The Medo-Persian Empire dominated the world for 200 years until they were eventually destroyed by the goat (Greecian Empire) in Daniel's prophecy.


Carmen Slabbert

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The spiritual meaning of the ram in the Bible is wisdom and discernment. The ram also represents sacrifice, protection, and guidance. The first ram that was sacrificed was in the story of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:13). A ram is also responsible to protect the herd against attacks.

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