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15 Unique Biblical Facts about Sheep

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Sheep

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Sheep

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Sheep

  1. Sheep were one of the first animals to be domesticated (Genesis 4:2).
  2. Sheep were used as a sacrifice to God in the Old Testament (Leviticus 1:10).
  3. In the Bible, sheep are often used to symbolize God’s people (Matthew 9:36).
  4. The ancient Israelites were known as “the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3).
  5. God is known as the Shepherd of His people (Psalm 23).
  6. Jesus is compared to a shepherd more than any other animal in the Bible (John 10:11).
  7. In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus tells of how He will go to any lengths to save one of His lost sheep (Luke 15:4-7).
  8. The prophet Ezekiel speaks of a time when God will bring all of His scattered sheep back together in peace (Ezekiel 34:23).
  9. The Good Shepherd promises to lay down His life for His sheep (John 10:15).
  10. Sheep provided a major source of income for ancient Israelites (2 Chronicles 17:11).
  11. In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus makes a distinction between the righteous and the wicked (Matthew 25:31-46).
  12. King David compared himself to a sheep that was being led astray by a wicked shepherd (Psalm 119:176).
  13. Sheep were used to illustrate how God’s people should love and care for one another (John 21:15-17).
  14. In the parable of the rich man and the sheep, Jesus teaches that He will reward those who are faithful (Luke 12:32).
  15. The prophet Zechariah speaks of a time when the Lord will “strengthen the house of Judah, and save the house of Joseph, and bring them again to Him” (Zechariah 10:6).

Discovering the Sheep Characteristics in the Bible: A Deeper Understanding

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