Words of Current Interest

Related to the Lesson-Sermon for April 17, 1977, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY— BIBLE LESSONS Subject: Doctrine of Atonement

Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out (Ezek. 34:11)

The notion of God as a shepherd came naturally to the pastoral Israelites. In Mesopotamian records, also, certain royal figures are called "shepherds of the people." Ezekiel 34 is one of the most important Old Testament developments of a theme that figured prominently in the Christian conception of Christ Jesus as "the good shepherd."

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