Lamb of God


noun

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Origin of Lamb of God

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for lamb of god

Lamb of God

noun

a title given to Christ in the New Testament, probably with reference to his sacrificial death
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Cultural definitions for lamb of god

Lamb of God

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 (see also 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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