New Defender's Study Bible Notes
48:16 The Angel which redeemed me. This verse contains the first mention of the important Biblical word “redeem.” Significantly it attributes the work of redemption to God, not man, and not a sacrificial animal. The “Angel of the LORD” is none other than the pre-incarnate Christ (see note on Genesis 16:7). It must always be stressed, when evaluating other religions, that only Biblical Christianity offers the gospel that can save, for only the Creator Himself is sufficient to accomplish the work of redemption.