lamb god

Lamb of God

noun

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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Lamb of God
 
n
a title given to Christ in the New Testament, probably with reference to his sacrificial death

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Lamb of God definition


A Christian term for Jesus, first used in the Gospel of John. It carries out the image of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus as a new Passover: a lamb was killed for the Jewish Passover, and Jesus himself, in the sacrifice of his death and Resurrection, is the lamb for the new Passover.

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