The White Ram

The White Ram is a book we checked out from the library. This is the synopsis from School Library Journal, via Amazon:

This stunningly illustrated picture book is based on a Midrash about a white ram that is made by God on the sixth day of creation for a single purpose–to sacrifice himself on the altar in exchange for Abrahams son.

The first time I read this, Daughter was breathless: "This is a book about Jesus! This is a book about Jesus!"

I wonder if the author, Mordicai Gerstein, would be surprised by that reaction.

Romans 11:11-17

Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles. . . consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

P. S. The text reads "In the twilight of the first Sabbath" -- that doesn't sound like "the sixth day of creation" -- that sounds to me like the vigil of the eighth day of creation -- the day Christians celebrate the Resurrection.

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