Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Behold the Handmaid of the Lord

Mary submits by identifying herself as the Lord's handmaid.  Similarly, Ruth identifies herself as Boaz's handmaid.  So does Hannah, before she conceives Samuel.  Psalm 116 identifies the servant in the courts of the Lord's house as the son of the Lord's handmaid.

Looking at these passages together, "handmaid" reads like a temple-priestly title.

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