By R. J. Rushdoony
December 23, 1979

All the prophecies of the birth of our Lord are particularly exciting portions of scripture. They ring with the triumph of Christ and of the new humanity, with dominion, with joy, and with the assurance that God is victorious. One of the most haunting of these prophecies is the death bed prophecy of Jacob, in which he predicts that through Judah, the Messiah, Shiloh, would come.