I'll probably get killed for cut and paste, but here's one:
The question was asked why Jesus is inferred to be the Passover lamb. The answer goes into the idea that the concept would have been added later, as
the Hebrew understanding of the Passover flock animal was not what is presented by the church today. Here's why:
Ptah was the Egyptian God of Magick, knowledge and wisdom, the goat, and sometimes a ram in the city of Mendes (Djedet) where he was worshipped as
such. He was said to have begotten Ramses III.
The Goat/Ram of Mendes represented the “Ba” which was the Egyptian word for the “soul.” In SDH Hebrew it means “to go into”. Ptah was
considered to be a great magician and “Lord of the Serpents.”
( EgyptianMythology by Veronica Ions, page 103)
One can only imagine the Egyptians reaction when the rod of Arron that became a serpent, ate the magicians of Ptah’s serpents.
Khnum (/kəˈnuːm/; also spelled Khnemu) usually depicted with a ram’s head, was one of the earliest Egyptian deities, originally the god of the
source of the Nile River. Since the annual flooding of the Nile brought with it silt and clay, and its water brought life to its surroundings, he was
thought to be the creator of the bodies of human children, which he made at a potter’s wheel, from clay, and placed in their mothers’ wombs. He
later was described as having moulded the other deities, and he had the titles Divine Potter and Lord of created things from himself.
So on the night of the Passover, the Egyptians knew that the Hebrews would be sacrificing the image of their great gods, the ram and the goat and then
the firstborn of Egypt would be destroyed.
One can only imagine the anger and fear in Egypt and the Egyptians were powerless to stop the blaspheme of their gods because of the great plagues
that had come.
Creator was telling the Egyptian people that their supposed gods were powerless against him. He had the Hebrews kill their gods and spread the blood
on the door and window frames, announcing that the Egyptian gods were dead here.
If you are Christian, you can now see why calling Jesus the Passover lamb would be a major insult. You are saying he is a false god that was put to
An interesting side note is this the Egyptians sacrificed pigs during the full moon, which would have been the night of Passover:
Now the sacrifice of the swine to the Moon is performed as follows:--when the priest has slain the victim, he puts together the end of the tail and
the spleen and the caul, and overs them up with the whole of the fat of the animal which is about the paunch, and
then he offers them with fire; and the rest of the flesh they eat on that day of full moon upon which they have held sacrifice, but on any day after
this they will not taste of it: the poor however among them by reason of the scantiness of their means shape pigs of dough and having baked them they
offer these as a sacrifice.
Herodotus, Histories II
Is it possible, that when the destroyer came on the night of Passover, it ignored households with ram blood and focused on the abodes that would have
had pig blood?
To finish, the concept that Jesus is the lamb of God comes from the Gospel of John 1:29. This is the only gospel which can claim that use, as it has
Jesus/Yeshua dying in the afternoon at the time that the Passover lambs were being readied for sacrifice. That would have Jesus death on the 13th of
Nisan, while the other three have his death after the Passover meal which is on the 14th of Nissan every year.
See that messed with what little theology I had on the subject.
edit on 16-7-2014 by winterkill because: spelling