- Used in connection with Solomon's throne (2 Chron. 9:18), but also metaphorically of the subjection of Israel's enemies to God (Ps. 110:1; quoted in the NT—Matt. 22:44; Acts 2:35; Heb. 10:13). The earth itself is described as God's footstool by Isa. 66:1, Matt. 5:35, and Acts 7:49.
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Footstool — Foot stool , n. A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
footstool — (n.) also foot stool, 1520s, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + STOOL (Cf. stool) … Etymology dictionary
footstool — ► NOUN ▪ a low stool for resting the feet on when sitting … English terms dictionary
footstool — [foot′sto͞ol΄] n. a low stool for supporting the feet of a seated person … English World dictionary
Footstool — A footstool is a piece of furniture, the purpose of which is to support one s feet. There are two main types of footstool, which can be loosely categorized into two categories, those designed for comfort and those designed for function.… … Wikipedia
Footstool — Connected with a throne (2 Chr. 9:18). Jehovah symbolically dwelt in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark of the covenant. The ark was his footstool (1 Chr. 28:2; Ps. 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven is God s throne, so the earth is… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
footstool — UK [ˈfʊtˌstuːl] / US [ˈfʊtˌstul] noun [countable] Word forms footstool : singular footstool plural footstools a small low piece of furniture for resting your feet on … English dictionary
footstool — [[t]f ʊtstuːl[/t]] footstools N COUNT A footstool is a small low stool that you can rest your feet on when you are sitting in a chair … English dictionary
footstool — noun Date: 1530 a low stool used to support the feet … New Collegiate Dictionary
footstool — /foot stoohl /, n. a low stool upon which to rest one s feet when seated. [1520 30; FOOT + STOOL] * * * … Universalium