Scriptures

Redemption

Introduction

The Bible contains 66 books and all the books give the continuity of the message flow is one. In the Bible, there are many themes, holiness is the main theme that flows throughout the entire Bible. Sin is also a major theme which runs through the Bible along with the themes of righteousness, the mercy of God, faith etc. In the same way, the theme of redemption is one of the major themes in the Bible.

Redemption is the act of redeeming something or of being redeemed by something. Redemption is the deliverance of an object from an unfavourable state securing by the payment of the price.

Lurton The word ‘lurton’ 300 B.C. is classical Greek, common Greek, ‘he koine dialektos’, common Greek. New Testament was written in common Greek, this was kind of like the newspaper language of the day. ‘Lutra Hektoros’ means buying back of the body of the person, the price to be paid, something to release. ‘LXX’ is 70 and is the Greek word ‘Septuagint’, the Greek translation into Hebrew. Greek translations of the Hebrew Scriptures are Septuagint.

Ransom Amount was a way out by paying price, Numbers 35:31 / Numbers 3:11-13 / Numbers 3:39 / Numbers 3:44-49.

22,000 Levites 22,273 1st Born 273 *5 = 1365 (5 shekels of silver) Numbers 18:15-16.

Redemption of First Born is in Numbers 3

Papyri, the old documents of the Greek and old words and life of citizens or the story of the old people.

 ‘Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’ Matthew 20:28

Ransom for many, ‘Lutron’, the ransom is an amount of money in order to release someone who is kidnapped. ‘Lutroo’, redeeming a pledge. Promise it’s used in Papyri.

Delivering, releasing somebody from slavery, it was used 65 times in Septuagint. In Five different ways, it’s used to speak of God delivering from Egypt, Exodus 6:6 / Deuteronomy 7:8 / Deuteronomy 13:4-5 / Deuteronomy 15:15 / Deuteronomy 24:18.

Redeem every firstborn, Exodus 13:13 / Exodus 34:20.

Countryman, Leviticus 25:25 / Leviticus 25:29 / Leviticus 25:30.

Buying Back, Leviticus 27:15.

Non Physical sense or spiritual sense, Isaiah 44:22 / Jeremiah 50:34.

God is our Redeemer

He is our Saviour. He alone paid the Price. Giving Himself.

 ‘Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.’ Titus 2:14

He was the redemption of Israel

 ‘But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.’ Luke 24:21

 

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

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