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Passover has messianic significance. The Messiah Himself has obligated us to keep the Passover in remembrance of Him. He said, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19). He issued that directive to His disciples within the larger context of the annual Passover celebration.Read This Torah Portions Overview
The revelation of God’s name thematically runs through the story of the exodus from Egypt. The LORD told Pharaoh that he had raised him up and allowed him to remain “in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.”
Israel’s greatest leaders herded sheep. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob followed the flocks. David shepherded over his father’s flocks. Moses proved himself worthy to shepherd Israel by faithfully taking care of his father-in-law’s flocks. Yeshua saw Himself, like Moses, as the Good Shepherd over the flock of Israel.
Jacob compared the future victory and ascension of Judah to a lion resting after a kill. He compared Judah’s enemies to the lion’s slain prey. A parallel prophecy in the Torah says the lion “will not lie down until it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain” (Numbers 23:24).
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