Documenting Evidence for the Supernatural Lamb
A remarkably unusual cure for death
So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD that he would take the snakes from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. The LORD said to Moses, “Make a poisonous snake and set it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived. Numbers 21:6-8 (NET)
This is a truly bizarre story; an image of a cursed thing on a pole saving people when they merely look at it. It has no explanation in the Torah. In fact, it appears to be a plot plant written generations before it’s meaning would be truly understood. And as this is a foundation text of Judaism written hundreds of years before Christ, no one can claim that Christians inserted this story in the Bible after the fact. However, with the words of Jesus in the book of John, its meaning becomes clear.
“Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:14, 15 (NET)
Missler, Chuck. 66/40 With Chuck Missler, Contradictions? – K-House Bible Study Nov. 27, 2012
The NET Bible. The New English Translation, Copyright 2005 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://www.bible.org