Sheep in Scripture<br />Laindon Bible Class – <br />1st September 2010<br />
553 appearances in Scripture<br />6629‘tson’ appears 274 times meaning flock or sheep<br />3532‘kebes’ appears 107 times m...
Our study<br />Characteristics of sheep and their shepherding in Israel<br />Keepers of sheep in the scriptures<br />Mixin...
Shepherding in Israel<br />4<br />Sheep in scripture<br />
Rams horn (shofar)<br />Sheep in scripture<br />5<br />
Fat-tailed sheep<br />Sheep in scripture<br />6<br />
Shepherding in Israel<br />Much more intimate relationship:<br />shepherd lives with the sheep<br />he names them individu...
Caring for his sheep<br />Sheep in scripture<br />8<br />
Shepherding in Israel<br />John 10:4-5<br />4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep...
Shepherding in Israel<br />Sheep in scripture<br />10<br />
Keepers of sheep<br />Abel the first shepherd (Genesis 4:2)<br />Flocks of sheep represented a measure of wealth<br />Shep...
Mixing of sheep & goats<br />Sheep in scripture<br />12<br />
Mixing of sheep & goats<br />Sheep & goats often under the care of one shepherd<br />Differences in caring for sheep & goa...
The sacrificial lamb<br />Sheep in scripture<br />14<br />
The sacrificial lamb<br />Sheep were the mainstay of ritual sacrifice<br />The firstborn male the Lord’s   (Exodus 13:15) ...
A symbol of God’s people<br />God as the shepherd (first mentioned Genesis 49:24, Psalm 78:52)<br />God’s people as sheep ...
The Lamb of God<br />Our need for redemption               (Isaiah 53:6-7)<br />“The Lamb slain from the foundation of the...
Lessons for us<br />We must be as sheep following the bidding of our Lord and Master and submitting to his commands<br />W...
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  1. 1. Sheep in Scripture<br />Laindon Bible Class – <br />1st September 2010<br />
  2. 2. 553 appearances in Scripture<br />6629‘tson’ appears 274 times meaning flock or sheep<br />3532‘kebes’ appears 107 times meaning male lamb <br />All 10 Hebrew words appear 483 times<br />721‘arnion’ appears 30 times meaning lamb(kin)<br />4263‘probaton’ appears 39 times meaning sheep or sheepfold<br />All 3 Greek words appear 70 times<br />Sheep in scripture<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Our study<br />Characteristics of sheep and their shepherding in Israel<br />Keepers of sheep in the scriptures<br />Mixing of sheep and goats<br />Their role in sacrifices<br />Sheep as a symbol of God’s people<br />The Lamb of God<br />Some lessons for us<br />3<br />Sheep in scripture<br />
  4. 4. Shepherding in Israel<br />4<br />Sheep in scripture<br />
  5. 5. Rams horn (shofar)<br />Sheep in scripture<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Fat-tailed sheep<br />Sheep in scripture<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Shepherding in Israel<br />Much more intimate relationship:<br />shepherd lives with the sheep<br />he names them individually<br />the sheep know him and follow him when he calls them<br />he leads his sheep to pasture<br />he cares for them and protects them against wild animals and robbers<br />7<br />Sheep in scripture<br />
  8. 8. Caring for his sheep<br />Sheep in scripture<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Shepherding in Israel<br />John 10:4-5<br />4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.<br />5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.<br />9<br />Sheep in scripture<br />
  10. 10. Shepherding in Israel<br />Sheep in scripture<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Keepers of sheep<br />Abel the first shepherd (Genesis 4:2)<br />Flocks of sheep represented a measure of wealth<br />Shepherd often the youngest of a family eg David<br />The birth of Christ revealed to the shepherds of Bethlehem (Luke 2:8-18)<br />Sheep in scripture<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Mixing of sheep & goats<br />Sheep in scripture<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Mixing of sheep & goats<br />Sheep & goats often under the care of one shepherd<br />Differences in caring for sheep & goats<br />The comparative uses of sheep & goats<br />Sheep in scripture<br />13<br />
  14. 14. The sacrificial lamb<br />Sheep in scripture<br />14<br />
  15. 15. The sacrificial lamb<br />Sheep were the mainstay of ritual sacrifice<br />The firstborn male the Lord’s (Exodus 13:15) <br />Lamb without spot and blemish<br />Sheep in scripture<br />15<br />
  16. 16. A symbol of God’s people<br />God as the shepherd (first mentioned Genesis 49:24, Psalm 78:52)<br />God’s people as sheep (Psalm 95:7)<br />We are all shepherds as well as sheep (Ezekiel 34)<br />Jesus, the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-18)<br />Sheep in scripture<br />16<br />
  17. 17. The Lamb of God<br />Our need for redemption (Isaiah 53:6-7)<br />“The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world [‘kosmos’]” (Revelation 13:8)<br />Christ the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-14)<br />The glorified Lamb of God (Revelation 5:6-14)<br />Sheep in scripture<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Lessons for us<br />We must be as sheep following the bidding of our Lord and Master and submitting to his commands<br />We must care for the flock, putting their welfare first<br />We must give of the best we have in our service to God<br />We must look to the example of the Good Shepherd<br />Sheep in scripture<br />18<br />
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