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Lamb of God
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lamb of God
Lamb of God (ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ θεοῦ, ho amnos tou theou). A phrase John the Baptist uses in reference to Jesus of Nazareth (John 1:29, 36).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lamb of God
Lamb of God. General term used by John the Baptist to show that Christ would fulfill what the OT sacrifices pointed to. John the Baptist uses the expression twice (Jn 1:29, 36), adding on the first instance, “who takes away the world’s sin!” He does not explain what the term means. In that it is not
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lamb of God
Lamb of God[Gk amnós toú theoú] (Jn. 1:29, 36). This messianic title for Jesus appears only in John’s account of the ministry of John the Baptist (in Revelation “the Lamb” is always simply tó arníon).Twice John the Baptist called attention to Jesus with the words, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (Jn.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lamb of God
LAMB OF GOD General term used twice by John the Baptist (Jn 1:29, 36), adding on the first instance “who takes away the world’s sin!” He does not explain what the term means. Christians use the term freely, but what do they mean by it? Why would anyone be called “God’s Lamb”?Some maintain that John
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lamb of God
Lamb of God, the title with which John the Baptist twice greets Jesus at the beginning of the Gospel of John (1:29, 35). In Revelation, the lamb also appears a number of times as a symbol for Christ, although a different Greek word is used in Revelation (arnion) than is found in John’s Gospel (amnos).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lamb of God
LAMB OF GOD. Three Gr. Words in the NT are translated “lamb”: amnos, “lamb” (Jn 1:29, 36; Acts 8:32; 1 Pet 1:19); arnos, “lamb” once (Lk 10:3); arnion, “little lamb” (Jn 21:15; Rev 5:6, 8 etc.)Lambs and young rams formed an important part of OT sacrifices (Num 6:14; Lev 4:32). See Sacrifice. A study
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lamb of God
LAMB OF GOD. This expression occurs twice only in the NT (Jn. 1:29, 36). The word amnos is also found in Acts 8:32 and 1 Pet. 1:19, arnos occurs in Lk. 10:3, and arnion is found once in Jn. 21:15 and twenty-eight times in Revelation. The words ‘Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’ (Jn.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Lamb of God
Lamb of godThe phrase “Lamb of God” is found in the NT only in the Gospel of John. There are two occurrences, the first in John 1:29 where John the Baptist (see John the Baptist) is reported as saying of Jesus: “Look, the Lamb of God (ho amnos tou theou), who takes away the sin of the world” and
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Lamb of God
Lamb of GodLamb of God, the title with which John the Baptist twice greets Jesus at the beginning of the Gospel of John (1:29, 36). In Revelation, the lamb also appears a number of times as a symbol for Christ, although a different Greek word is used than that found in the Gospel.In Revelation, the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lamb of God
LAMB OF GOD — a phrase used by John the Baptist to describe Jesus (John 1:29, 36). John publicly identified Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Elsewhere in the New Testament Jesus is called a lamb (Acts 8:32; 1 Pet. 1:19; Rev. 5:6). The Book of Revelation speaks of Jesus
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAMB OF GOD
LAMB OF GOD[ὁ ἀμνὸς του̂ θεου̂, 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 —
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Lamb of God
Lamb of God. A designation of Jesus in the Gospel of John (Jn 1:29, 36), and a visual *symbol of Jesus that emerged in Christian *iconography. See also Agnus Dei; Paschal Lamb.
Key passages
Is 53:7

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was brought like a lamb to the slaughter, and like a sheep is dumb before its shearers, so he did not open his mouth.

Jn 1:29

On the next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

1 Pe 1:18–20

because you know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb who was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but …

Re 5:6–9

And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as though slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. And he came and took the scroll from the right hand of the one …

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