If you know anything about me (or have read other posts), you know that I'm a list person . So, when our pastor gave us several lists in Bible School last night, you can probably imagine how thrilled I was! Below is one of the lists.
Old Testament Shepherds that Picture Jesus Christ our Shepherd
- David: the good shepherd will not flee (I Samuel 17:34-36)
- Abel: put to death because of envy (Genesis 4:3-8)
- Jacob: noted for the particular care of his sheep; he lead his sheep "softly" (Genesis 33:13-14)
- Moses: drove away evil shepherds and watered his flock (Exodus 2:16-17)
- Joseph: the first thing said about Joseph was that he "fed the flock." Joseph is a great picture of Jesus Christ, and referenced as a shepherd (Genesis 37:2)
Another interesting note: Zechariah 11:16-17 is a shepherd that pictures the antichrist.