Question: To whom does the term "The Lion that is from the Tribe of Judah" refer?
Comments: In Revelation 5:5, the "lion from the Tribe of Judah" is deemed the only one worthy to open a sacred book and its seven seals. The verse speaks of Jesus. The terminology comes from Jacob's blessing of his children. When speaking to his son Judah, the eponymous ancestor of the tribe, Jacob compares his son to a lion. (Genesis 49:9). The lion came to symbolize Judah.
and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals." (Revelation 5:5, NASB)
Today, the lion of Judah is on the emblem of Jerusalem (as pictured).