own in another person of blood or affinity, or else is thy father's or thy mother's, thy brother's or thy sister's, thy son's or thy daughter's nakedness."
There is justice in Taylor's remarks on the meaning of the words he quotes. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer, the Goel, near kinsman, (Levit. 25:49,) who redeems the forfeited inheritance. "We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones," Ephes. 5:30. And what does this signify? Why, that Jesus Christ assumed human nature, and thus became our near kinsman; or, as the apostle says, "Forasmuch, then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage," Heb. 2:14.
Paul calls all the Israelites "his brethren, his kinsmen according to the flesh," Rom. 9:3; and what did he mean but that he and they were descended from the same patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
- Duct. Dubit. pp. 230, 231.