Lamb of God
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2435. hilasterion -- propitiatory
... adjective, derived from 2433 , "to propitiate") -- the ; the lid of the golden ark
(the ) where the blood of a vicarious lamb appeased God's wrath on sin. ...
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4265. problepo -- to foresee
... through the (principle of) faith, did not obtain the promise because God had foreseen
something better concerning us [the marraige Supper of the Lamb with NT ...
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The Lamb of God
... HYMNS THE LAMB OF GOD. "A Lamb without blemish and without spot.""1 Pet. i.19. ... Unto
Thee salvation, glory,. Lamb of God, alone. We before the throne in Heaven. ...
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Christ the Lamb of God.
of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). ...
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The Lamb of God, the Great Atonement
... Sermon XVI The Lamb of God, the Great Atonement. The Lamb of God, the Great Atonement
John 1:29. Behold the Lamb of God,. which taketh away the sin of the world ...
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Behold the Lamb of God
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Week 148. Behold the Lamb of God.
[571]St. ... Matthew Bridges, 1848. Behold the Lamb of God! O thou for sinners slain,. ...
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Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, Worshipped by all the Creation. Rev ...
... HYMN 62 Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, worshipped by all the creation. Rev. ... CM Christ
Jesus, the Lamb of God, worshipped by all the creation. Rev.5:11-13. ...
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O Lamb of God, Still Keep Me
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Week 149. O Lamb of God, still keep me. D ... James
G. Deck, 1842. O Lamb of God, still keep me. Near to thy wounded side! ...
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The Lamb of God in Scripture
... The Lamb of God in Scripture. A Sermon (No.2329). ... It is He who is called in
our text "the Lamb of God," the one Sacrifice for man's sin. ...
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Christ as a Servant, as the Lamb of God, and as the Man whom John ...
... Book I. 37. Christ as a Servant, as the Lamb of God, and as the Man Whom
John Did Not Know. Again, let any one consider how Jesus ...
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Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, Worshipped by all the Creation, Rev ...
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:62. Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, worshipped by
all the creation, Rev. 5. 11 12 13. 1 Come let us join our ...
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Now Fancy to Yourself Christ, the Lamb of God...
... Address 182: Now fancy to yourself Christ, the Lamb of God� Now fancy to
yourself Christ, the Lamb of God, after his divine sermon ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Lamb of God


(ho amnos tou theou): This is a title specially bestowed upon our Lord by John the Baptist (John 1:29-36), "Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!" In Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs an apocryphal book, probably of the 2nd century-we have the term used for the Messiah, "Honor Judah and Levi, for from them shall arise for you the Lamb of God, saving all nations by grace." But the term does not seem to have been of any general use until it received its distinctly Christian significance. It has been generally understood as referring to the prophetic language of Jeremiah 11:19, and Isaiah 53:7.

1. Sacrificial Sense of the Term:

It is far more probable, however, that the true source of the expression is to be found in the important place which the "lamb" occupies in the sacrifices, especially of the Priestly Code. In these there was the lamb of the daily morning and evening sacrifice. How familiar this would be to the Baptist, being a member of a priestly family! On the Sabbath the number of the offerings was doubled, and at some of the great festivals a still larger number were laid upon the altar (see Exodus 29:38 Numbers 28:3, 9, 13). The lamb of the Passover would also occupy a large place in the mind of a devout Israelite, and, as the Passover was not far off, it is quite possible that John may have referred to this as well as to other suggested ideas connected with the lamb. The sacrificial significance of the term seems to be far more probable than the mere comparison of the character of our Lord with meekness and gentleness, as suggested by the words of the prophets, although these contain much more than the mere reference to character (see below). That this became the clearly defined conception of apostolic teaching is clear from passages in Paul and Peter (1 Corinthians 5:7 1 Peter 1:18 f). In the Book of Revelation the reference to the Lamb occurs 27 times. The word here used differs from that in John. The amnos of the Gospel has become the arnion of the Apocalypse, a diminutive form suggestive of affection. This is the word used by our Lord in His rebuke and forgiveness of Peter (John 21:15), and is peculiarly touched therefore with an added meaning of pathetic tenderness. Westcott, in his Commentary on John 1:29, refers to the conjecture that there may have been flocks of lambs passing by on their way to Jerusalem to be used at the feast. This is possible, but fanciful. As applied to Christ, the term certainly suggests the meekness and gentleness of our Lord's nature and work, but could not have been used by John without containing some reference to the place which the lamb bore in the Judaic ritualism.

2. As Variously Understood:

The significance of the Baptist's words has been variously understood. Origen, Cyril, Chrysostom, among the ancients, Lucke, DeWette, Meyer, Ewald, Alford, among the moderns, refer it to Isaiah 53:7; Grotius, Bengel, Hengstenberg, to the paschal lamb; Baumgarten-Crusius, etc., to the sin offering; Lange strongly urges the influence of the passage in Isaiah 53, and refers to John's description of his own mission under the influence of the second part of Isaiah, in which he is supported by Schaff. The importance of the Isaiah-thought is found in Matthew 8:17 Acts 8:32 1 Peter 2:22-25.

3. As Set Forth by Isaiah:

It is to be observed that the Septuagint in Isaiah 53:7 translates the Hebrew word for sheep (seh), by the Greek word for lamb. In 53:10, the prophet's "suffering one" is said to have made "his soul an offering for Isaiah sin," and in 53:4 "he hath borne our griefs," where bearing involves the conception of sin offering, and as possessing justifying power, the idea of "taking away." John indeed uses not the Septuagint word (pherein), but (airein), and some have maintained that this simply means "put away" or "support," or "endure." But this surely loses the suggestion of the associated term "lamb," which John could not have employed without some reference to its sacrificial and therefore expiatory force. What Lange calls a "germ perception" of atonement must certainly have been in the Baptist's mind, especially when we recall the Isaiah-passages, even though there may not have been any complete dogmatic conception of the full relation of the death of Christ to the salvation of a world. Even the idea of the bearing of the curse of sin may not be excluded, for it was impossible for an Israelite like John, and especially with his surroundings, to have forgotten the significance of the paschal lamb, both in its memorial of the judgment of Egypt, as well as of the deliverance of Israel. Notwithstanding every effort to take out of this striking phrase its deeper meanings, which involve most probably the combination of all the sources above described, it must ever remain one of the richest mines of evangelical thought. It occupies, in the doctrine of atonement, a position analogous to that brief word of the Lord, "God is a Spirit" (John 4:24), in relation to the doctrine of God.

The Lamb is defined as "of God," that is, of Divine providing. See Isaiah 53 Revelation 5:6; Revelation 13:8. Its emphatic and appointed office is indicated by the definite article, and whether we refer the conception to a specific sacrifice or to the general place of a lamb in the sacrificial institution, they all, as being appointed by and specially set apart for God, suggest the close relation of our Lord to the Divine Being, and particularly to His expiatory sacrifice.

L. D. Bevan



Lamb of God

Lamb of God: An Name of Jesus

Lamb: Not to be Seethed (Boiled) in Its own Mother's Milk

Lamb: Offering of

The Lamb of Any Thing Dear or Cherished

The Lamb of Christ As a Sacrifice

The Lamb of Purity of Christ

The Lamb of the Lord's People

The Lamb of Weak Believers

The Lamb used for Clothing

The Lamb used for Food

The Lamb used for Sacrifice

The Lamb: (Among Wolves) of Ministers Among the Ungodly

The Lamb: (Brought to Slaughter) of the Wicked Under Judgments

The Lamb: (Consumed in Sacrifice) of Complete Destruction of The

The Lamb: (Deserted and Exposed) of Israel Deprived of God's

The Lamb: (Patience of) the Patience of Christ

The Lamb: An Extensive Commerce In

The Lamb: Considered a Great Delicacy

The Lamb: Covenants Confirmed by Gift of

The Lamb: Exposed to Danger from Wild Beasts

The Lamb: Numbers of, Given by Josiah to the People for Sacrifice

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice by the Wicked not Accepted

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: At a Year Old

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: At the Passover

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: Every Morning and Evening

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: Females

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: from the Earliest Times

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: Males

The Lamb: Offered in Sacrifice: While Sucking

The Lamb: Patient

The Lamb: Playful

The Lamb: The First Born of an Donkey to be Redeemed With

The Lamb: The Image of, Was the First Impression of on Money

The Lamb: The Shepherd's Care For

The Lamb: The Young of the Flock

The Lamb: Tribute often Paid In

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