On June 1, 2022, the “Lion of Judah,” a 1,134-pound, 11-foot long bronze lion sculpture by sculptor and NRB member Max Greiner, Jr., was officially dedicated in the city of Jerusalem in partnership with The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation and the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. The sculpture, valued at more than $100,000, was previously installed in Bloomfield Park, in sight of Mount Zion and the Jaffa Gate, as a gift to the people of Israel to illustrate the friendship and support of American Christians.
“My goal with this realistic, yet stylized lion composition was to visually communicate majesty, dignity, strength, and courage, while also expressing shalom,” said Greiner in a press release expressing his vision for the piece. “I prayed to the God of Israel that He would help me sculpt the lion’s face so it conveyed wisdom and authority, but also love and peace.”
Greiner added: “This #1 Lion of Judah bronze sculpture is a gift of love and support from my wife, me and the millions of Christians around the world who stand with Israel!”