The Lion and The Lamb

December 2, 2018 Max Frazier Series: What Is In A Name

The naming of a child in the ancient world was a very important moment. So important, that for the Hebrews a child was named on the eighth day following his/her birth. There are many names that are associated with Jesus. What a contrasting picture we see in these names, “the lion” and “the lamb.” Yet, each has a strong biblical significance. In Genesis 49 we learn that Jesus is “the lion of the tribe of Judah.” What exactly did Jacob mean when he conferred this blessing upon his son Judah? And how did “the lion” become “the lamb?” Jesus had first to become “the lamb” before He could become “the lion.”