from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christianity Jesus.
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- proper n. Jesus, symbolized as a sacrifice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb.
Contrast this pseudo-symbol, however, with that of the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God (fig. 34), or the Lion of Judah.
The Epistle again incites us to rejoicing, and bids us prepare to meet the coming Saviour with prayers and supplication and thanksgiving, whilst the Gospel, the words of St. John Baptist, warns us that the Lamb of God is even now in our midst, though we appear to know Him not.
Godhead "dwells" bodily, "and as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.
She usually doesn’t like the same music that I do–she mostly likes really metal stuff like Lamb of God and Atreyu ::gag::–but maybe all the messed-up stuff she’s been going through makes her relate to emotional stuff more.
The Lamb of God on the Languedocian Templar Seal (right) (British Library) reveals their devotion to John.
When John the Baptist said, "Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world!" he was not giving a theological discourse to saints, but preaching to sinners; and the unnatural thing then would have been for him to have discussed Limited Atonement or any other doctrine which could have been understood only by saints.
The addition of the name of St John to that of Jesus and Mary is unusual, but he was venerated by the gnostics and the Templars…Another remarkable feature of the binding is the use of the Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God…In Rosslyn Chapel, the Templar Seal of the Lamb of God is also carved.19