In the Apostolic Writings (NT), in the books of John and Revelation we see the phrase “Lamb of God” being used frequently as a reference to the Messiah. Have ever wondered where the phrase “Lamb of God” originates, how, and why this phrase was applied to Yeshua the Messiah? I would like to discuss this topic in this weeks study. In Parashat Emor, Moshe tells us, כט וְכִי-תִזְבְּחוּ זֶבַח-תּוֹדָה לַיהוָֹה לִרְצֹנְכֶם תִּזְבָּחוּ: 22:29 ‘When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted. (NASB) The Scriptures this week speak of the commands being performed in the way the Lord wants them to be performed. This is very important as it is related to our redemption and atonement. For example, the daily offering of the Olat Tamid (עלת תמיד), the continual raise offering, consisted of 2 parts, one lamb was offered at the start of the daily service (soon after daybreak), the second lamb was brought in the afternoon (towards evening), at the end of the service (see Bamidbar/Numbers 28:4 ד אֶת-הַכֶּבֶשֹ אֶחָד תַּעֲשֶֹה בַבֹּקֶר וְאֵת הַכֶּבֶשֹ הַשֵּׁנִי תַּעֲשֶֹה בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם: 28:24 ‘You shall offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; NASB). It is from the Olat Tamid that we derive the significance of the phrase “the Lamb of God” in the sense that it is the lamb which opens and closes the daily sacrificial services…

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