Thursday, December 27, 2012
I Will Declare Thy Name
The writer continues with liturgical quotations. Psalm 22 appears to be the collective cry of a congregation urging the Lord to appear to them. That makes it a good complement to Isaiah 8, in which the Melchizedek priest who is the Lord is still hiding, but he -- the child of the Virgin -- will be a sign and a wonder for Israel. This reminds us of Hebrews 2:4 and suggests what signs and wonders the writer is there referring to: the appearance of the Virgin's Son.