Definition of paschal lamb in English:

paschal lamb


  • 1A lamb sacrificed at Passover.

    • ‘The Tosefta's seder, I am suggesting, is an early attempt at fashioning a Passover night celebration without a paschal lamb.’
    • ‘The paschal lamb must of course be regarded as the leading feature in the ceremonial of the festival.’
    • ‘The paschal lamb could be legally slain and the blood and fat offered only in the national sanctuary.’
    • ‘In honor of the paschal lamb, lamb dishes are appropriate, as are salads in honor of the first greens of the field.’
    • ‘Passover, or Pesach as it's called in Hebrew, might be familiar to some people who are familiar with the word paschal lamb.’
    1. 1.1the Paschal Lamb Christ.
      • ‘Among the great variety of typical things, which, under the Mosaic dispensation, were emblematical of Christ and pointed to Him, none was more eminent and expressive than the Paschal Lamb.’
      • ‘Christ our Paschal Lamb is offered up for us once for all.’