Lamb of God

Lamb of God

The title with which John the Baptist twice greets Jesus at the beginning of the Gospel of John (John 1:29, John 1:36). 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 John’s Gospel. In Revelation, the lamb has clearly been slain as a ransom for sin (Rev 5:6-14). Probably the idea of the lamb as sacrificial offering lies behind (John 1:29, John 1:36) as well (“the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”).

John 1:29

The Lamb of God
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:36

36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

Rev 5:6-14

6Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven ey ... View more

John 1:29

The Lamb of God
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:36

36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

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