All throughout the Pentateuch we’ve got these pointers to Jesus. And the New Testament often shows us how Jesus fulfilled these things. We, as readers, often are so much less familiar with the Pentateuch, while being more familiar with the New Testament. But I hope we can dive deeply into the Pentateuch, be equipped to read it on our own, and notice some details.
The easy answer to that is everywhere. Immediately after the fall into sin, Yahweh God is speaking to the serpent and cursing the serpent. But before he does that he says, I’m going to put enmity between you and the woman and her seed.
He’s saying that there are going to be two lineages, two seeds: one of the woman and one of the serpent. Ultimately, the seed of the serpent is going to bruise the heel of the seed of the woman. I like to ask my kids, How does a poisonous, slithering snake kill a person? Well, they slither up to the heel and bite and inject poison.
The seed of the woman is going to crush the head of the serpent. If my wife sees a snake outside—which doesn’t happen very often—it’s not pretty. If I go up and cut off its tail or cut it in two, the front half will just slither away. The way to kill a snake is to crush its head, or cut off its head. And in a similar way, this is an image of two lineages that are going to come and they are going to be in conflict with one another.