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Why does the writer of the book of Revelation refer to the song of Moses as the "Song of the Lamb"? Because Messiah is the agent of the final redemption of which the song speaks. He is the vindicator of God's people about whom Moses prophesied in the song.Read This Torah Portions Overview
Have you ever been to a ballgame when the national anthem is sung? Everyone stands up. After the song, everyone sits back down. Later in the game, during an exciting moment the entire crowd will all rise to their feet again with a mighty cheer. But the second standing up is not the same as the first standing up.
Without bread, wine, or beer, they had somehow survived well-fed and nourished through the whole journey. After seeing the miracles in Egypt, the revelation at Sinai, the wonders of the wilderness, and the constant provision on the journey—after experiencing God in such a tangible and intimate way, why would Israel be in need of reproof or warning at all?
Did the ancient Israelites really stone their rebellious children to death? The rabbis placed strict conditions and limitations on the scope and application of this law. The Talmud states, "There never has been a case of a 'stubborn and rebellious son' brought to trial and never will be" (b.Sanhedrin 71a).
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