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Lamb of God

noun
1.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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Lamb of God

noun
1.
a title given to Christ in the New Testament, probably with reference to his sacrificial death
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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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