1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My son out of Egypt.
Upon what principle was the Hebrew nation Yahweh's Son? Upon precisely the same principle that the Son of Mary claimed to be Son of God -- upon that of Spirit-paternity.
Isaac was the father of the nation, and his begettal was miraculous. The nation descended from him was a "miraculous conception"; and Jews consider those who believe that God has a Son, and in the miraculous conception, of that Son, "should be set down as demented, and only entitled to pity, and to a cell in an asylum."
All that the Jews say against the narrative of Matthew and Luke concerning the birth of Jesus, might be turned with equal force against Moses' account of the birth of Isaac. Matthew says, that
"Mary was found with child of the Holy Spirit";
and Moses clearly shows that if the Holy Spirit had not affected Sarah, there would have been no Isaac, and consequently no Hebrew nation. The peculiarity of Isaac's paternity is the ground of Yahweh's claim upon Israel as His son.
Phanerosis - What Moses Taught Concerning The Christ
11 They shall tremble [come trembling] as a bird out of Egypt [Mitzrayim], and as a dove out of the land of Assyria [yonah out of Eretz Assyria]: and I will place them in their houses [batim], saith Yahweh.
But affliction attends the Son more or less in Egypt. Sojourn in Egypt is because of distress in Canaan; and how can Israel sing for joy of heart in a strange land, while the land of their inheritance is trampled under foot of the spoiler! Hence the testimony,
"I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, and place shall not be found for them. And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves of the sea, and all the deeps of the river (the Euphrates) shall dry up; and the pride of Assyria (of Gog) shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away" (Zech. x. 10).
In leaving Egypt, then, the Rainbowed Angel leads Israel out as a trembling bird (Hos. xi. 11). He does not lead them by the Isthmus of Suez, but after the example of Moses and the angel, his prototype, he leads them to the seashore. "Was thy wrath against the sea," saith the Spirit,
"that thou didst ride upon thine horses thy chariots of salvation? Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters".
When I heard, says the prophet as representative of his people in the flesh,
"my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble"
-- that day so great that none is like it; even the time of Jacob's trouble, out of which he shall be saved" (Jer. xxx. 7).
Having destroyed the tongue of the Egyptian sea, and brought Israel up again from its depths, the Rainbowed Angel leads them into the wilderness of Paran. Habakkuk sees him here in great power and indignation; for
"before him goes the pestilence, and burning coals from his feet,"
apocalyptically styled, "pillars of fire."
"He beheld," when he came from mount Paran, and "rose up from mount Seir unto them."
"Adonai YAHWEH (He who shall be lord) shall blow the trumpet, and shall go forth with whirlwinds of the south" (Zech. ix. 14).
"He shall march through the land in indignation, and thresh the nations in anger"
(Hab. iii. 12).