Lion is a very strong animal and doesn’t answer the king of the jungle for nothing. Picking a fight with this beast is one of the surest ways to meet your maker if you are not prepared for the difficult face off. The claws, canine teeths and massive strength evidence in it’s muscles are sure to send an adult man into a frenzy when face to face with this wild beast.
In the Bible, most of us are aware of Samson, who is said to have killed a Lion with his bare hands. Well, the case of Samson is popular because he is a very strong man according to his records in the Bible.
However, not many of us are probably aware of the other two persons who were recorded in the Bible to have also killed a Lion.
Here are two other people who killed Lion in the Bible too –
1) 1 Samuel 17: 34- 36
34 – But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lionor a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,
35 – I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.
36 – Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.”
From the passage above, we see that David have also killed a Lion in the Bible. By virtue of his job as a shepherd, encounters with wild beasts gunning for the livestock are common.
2) 2 Samuel 23: 20
20 – “Benaiahson of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.”
We also see that Benaiahson is another Lion slayer from the verse above. Obviously, he is a warrior, and must have learned how to kill a Lion from years of being in the military among other things.