Portions Library

A collection of essays on the weekly Torah Portions, from Genesis to Deuteronomy, adapted from Torah Club.

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The Song of the Lamb

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.

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.

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