Put your hand into your bosom

This symbolically illustrates the idea that Jesus took our sin upon himself, died in our place, and was raised again in a new glorified body. Here is the scripture again.

6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.

7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

To see this part of the allegory, three elements must come into play. The first is the hand, which we assume is the right hand. The second is leprosy, and it's symbolic meaning. The third is the fact that Jesus bore our sins.

To be brief, the Right Hand stands for Jesus; and leprosy stands for sin. As Moses takes his right hand out of his bosom, he is acting as a type of the Father.

As Moses extends his hand, it speaks of the Father sending Jesus. As the hand is seen to be leprous, it speaks of Jesus taking on the sin of the world. As the hand is pulled back in and concealed, it speaks of Jesus' death and burial. And when the hand is brought forth again, it speaks of Jesus' resurrection. So Jesus' resurrection is a sign to those who will not believe.

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