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Of Lamb and Goats: God’s salvation memorialized in Passover Lamb Selection Day and Day of Atonement

Lamb Selection Day is closely connected with Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonement). Both occur on the 10th day of their respective months: first month for Lamb selection day and seventh month of Yom Kippur.

And the words of the herald for the Mashiakh (Messiah), Yokhanan the Immerser (John the Baptist), that Yeshua was “the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world” (Jn. 1:29) further connects these two memorials of God’s salvation plan.

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Luke 19:29-44: Lamb of God takes prophetically foreboding donkey ride into Yerushalayim for Passover

JeffTwo key themes in Luke 19:29-44 are the arrival of Yeshua (Jesus) into Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) on a donkey and the responsive public cry, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Luke 19:38; quoted from Psa. 118:26). 

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Luke 15: Loving the Lost, part 2: A Tale of Three Lambs

JeffThis chapter covers a central theme via the interrelated parables of the lost sheep, lost coin and lost son: The Son of God was sent to “find” and “bring back” the “lost sheep” of Israel. With the soon approach of the annual Lamb Selection Day for Passover — 10th day of the first month of God’s calendar — it’s fitting to note God’s “tale of three lambs” in Luke 15 and throughout Scripture:

  1. flock or sheep pen of God (the righteous)
  2. lost sheep from that flock (“sinners” and those “far off” of the nations)
  3. “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29)

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