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Lamb (of God)
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I. New Testament – II. Eastern Liturgy – III. Christian Art

I. New Testament

Apart from Luke 10:3 and John 21:15, where it designates the disciples and the community (otherwise sheep), the word lamb appears only in christological contexts. Its Old Testamant associations are clear in 1 Cor 5:7, where Paul refers to Christ as “our paschal lamb that has been sacrificed,” whose death – according to the context – sets Christians free for new life, and in…

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Taeger, Jens-Wilhelm, Benga, Daniel and Frenschkowski, Marco, “Lamb (of God)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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