THE REAL MESSIAH BLOG: Identifying the Ram

Identifying the Ram

copyright 2008 Stephan Huller

by Rory Boid (personal correspondence)

It isn’t a lamb. It’s a ram. It has definite curved horns. The reason we have missed them is that the pictures of the front aren’t very good, and the horns curve down and run along the top of the head, just as they would have to if the ram were to get caught in brambles. (The Hebrew has sevach [Samech-Bet-Kaf], anything tangled like a big wild climbing rose or a big blackberry. The word is related to sevacha lattice and mesubbach complicated. This is different to sene [Samech-Nun-He], as in the Burning Bush.

That doesn’t mean the author of Revelations has mistaken what he saw. He has followed the lead of John’s Gospel in fusing the ram of Genesis with the purely secondary identification (in my opinion) of the Passover lamb. Mind you, the fusion probably does go back to the actual date of 37 A.D. It need not be an invention of the period of falsification.

This means the book is later than the model.

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