A-Z: General definitions: Lamb of God


Symbolic description of Jesus Christ based on the words of John the Baptist: 'Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world' John 1: 29 - a reference to his death for the sins of others. In Revelation 5: 6 Jesus is represented as a lamb who has been slaughtered. The symbolism of the sacrificial lamb is found in the Old Testament stories of Abel, Abraham and Isaac, the Passover and the practice of offering sacrifices for sin.


Latin: Agnus Dei

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