The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lamb Young sheep; represented in the art, literature, and sacrificial practices of the ancient Near Eastern world.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LAMB. The common sheep (ovis aries) has been domesticated in various subspecies for 8,000 years, beginning in western Asia. As one of the first animals to be domesticated, the sheep is also the most completely domesticated—indeed, hyperdomesticated—of all animals. Though several species of wild sheep
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lamb[Heb keḇeś and (by metathesis) keśeḇ] AV also SHEEP (Gen. 30:35); NEB also RAM, YOUNG RAM, SHEEP; [kiḇśâ and (by metathesis) kiśbeh] NEB also EWE; [śeh] AV also SHEEP (Gen. 30:32); NEB also SHEEP, RAM, YOUNG BEAST (Gen. 22:7f), YOUNG ANIMAL (Lev. 5:7); [kar] NEB also SHEEP (Ezk. 39:18);
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LambA sheep less than one year old (Lev. 17:3–4; 1 Sam. 17:34; Isa. 11:6; 65:25). In the OT lambs (Heb. keḇek) are usually mentioned in relation to the sacrificial system. One lamb was to be offered in the morning and one in the evening, continually (Exod. 29:38–42; Num. 28:4). A lamb might also be
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lamb (Heb. keḇeś, kiḇśâ; Aram. ˒immar; Gk. amnós, arḗn arníon). † For ancient pastoralists sheep were the source of milk, food, wool, cloth, and skins for clothing and tents. Accordingly, the young and thus pure lambs were used extensively in sacrifice, symbolizing not only gentleness
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
LAMB ἀμνός, ἀρνίονI. In the NT →Christ is designated 31 times as a lamb. In John 1:29, 36 he is called the lamb (ἀμνός) of →God; in the Revelation of John (5:6, 8 et passim [29x]) he is depicted as a heavenly lamb (ἀρνίον) that receives honour and worship as if it is God himself.II. There is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LAMB The young of a sheep. The common sheep (Ovis aries) was domesticated thousands of years ago, starting almost certainly in Asia. Sheep provided both wool and food (Deut 32:14; Amos 6:4). Sheep are notorious for their mild manner and their utter dependence upon man for survival. Likewise, they are
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
LambJesus appears as God’s lamb at significant points in early Christian texts. This article surveys the uses in Revelation (see Revelation, Book of), Acts and 1 Peter, giving special attention to Revelation (which calls Jesus the Lamb more than twenty-five times, making “lamb” one of the book’s primary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
lamb. The use of a lamb as a symbol of Christ is based on such passages as Jn. 1:29, Rev. 5:12. Occasionally in early times a lamb with or near a cross was used to represent the sacrifice of Christ, e.g. in a 3rd-cent. inscription in the *Catacomb of San Callisto. Another common type of symbolism represents
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lambs are the young of sheep, but originally included also the young of goats. They formed an important part of almost every sacrifice. Ex. 29:38–41; Num. 28:9, 11; 29:2, 13–40, etc. [On the paschal lamb see Passover.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LAMB. Lambs and young rams form an important part of almost every sacrifice in the OT (Lev. 4:32; Num. 6:14). See articles Animal Kingdom; Sacrifice. Lamb of God is a term used typically of Christ as the Sin-bearer of the world (John 1:29, 36; cf. Acts 8:32; 1 Pet. 1:19). In these passages Christ is
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lamb(1.) Heb. kebes, a male lamb from the first to the third year. Offered daily at the morning and the evening sacrifice (Ex. 29:38–42), on the Sabbath day (Num. 28:9), at the feast of the New Moon (28:11), of Trumpets (29:2), of Tabernacles (13–40), of Pentecost (Lev. 23:18–20), and of the Passover
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