Definition of Lamb of God in US English:

Lamb of God


  • A title of Jesus (see John 1:29).

    Compare with Agnus Dei
    • ‘The visual type of the figure is persuasively related by Hamburger to Christ as Logos creating the cosmos that he holds in his hand, but also to common images of John the Baptist holding a medallion in which the Lamb of God is displayed.’
    • ‘‘The Lamb of God - The face of Christ at the School of Mary’ is the theme for the address by Fr. Richard Gibbons, C.C., Knock Shrine on Monday.’
    • ‘Just beneath the hilt, carved into the steel of the blade, were the words ‘Agnus Dei’, the Lamb of God.’
    • ‘Wine, in particular, would recall the blood shed by Christ whom some contemporaries greeted as the Lamb of God.’
    • ‘By the power of the Spirit, John the Baptist recognized Jesus as, ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’’
    • ‘We have not come to darkness and gloom, but to the gentle Lord Jesus, the Lamb of God slain for our sins.’
    • ‘The lamb is associated with John the Baptist who referred to Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.’’
    • ‘John depicts Jesus as the new Isaac, the new Lamb of God whose obedience until death will result in a restoration of the temple as a place where God dwells.’
    • ‘It means that our sins put the sinless Lamb of God on the cross, begging for water while we laughed at him.’
    • ‘Paul talks, in Corinthians, about the Lamb of God: unless the dead are raised there is no Christ, no heaven.’
    • ‘Gibson ingeniously mixes modern filmmaking skill with invisible thread, patching together his artistic feeling of the slaying of the Lamb of God.’
    • ‘Every sacrifice pointed to Calvary where Jesus, the Lamb of God, was sacrificed for the sins of his people.’
    • ‘But when Luther sought to summarize ‘the first and chief article’ of faith in the Smalcald Articles, he talks about Jesus, who alone is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.’
    • ‘Jesus was gentle - they called him the Lamb of God.’
    • ‘They are Reactionaries who wanted to just stick with John the Baptist and didn't go for all that far out stuff about Jesus being the Lamb of God.’
    • ‘Even the hymns have remained the same, including the one he used to title his 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am, whose lines include ‘O Lamb of God, I come, I come’.’
    • ‘Thus does the Lamb of God take away the sin of the world.’
    • ‘Centuries later, Jesus, the true Lamb of God, shed his blood to free us from our enslavement to sin.’
    • ‘To the Sinner He is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.’
    • ‘Obadiah now knew that he had truly met the Son of God, the Lamb of God, the Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, the Loving Gardener, and the Son of Man.’