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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Lamb

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The sacrificial type of the Lamb of God, therefore the most frequent victim (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29; taleh; Isaiah 65:25, "a sucking lamb," 1 Samuel 7:9, from whence comes the Aramaic talitha , "maid," Mark 5:41). Κebes , "a lamb from the first to the third year"; offered in the daily morning and evening sacrifice (Exodus 29:38-41), on the sabbath (Numbers 28:9), at the new moon feasts (Numbers 28:11), that of trumpets (Numbers 29:2), of tabernacles (Numbers 29:13-40), Pentecost (Leviticus 23:18-20), Passover (Exodus 12:5), at the dedication of the tabernacle (Numbers 7), Aaron's consecration (Leviticus 9:3), Solomon's. coronation (1 Chronicles 29:21), Hezekiah's purification of the temple (2 Chronicles 29:21), Josiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 35:7), women's purification after childbirth (Leviticus 12:6), at a leper's cleansing (Leviticus 14:10-25), the Passover presentation of firstfruits (Leviticus 23:12), for sins of ignorance (Leviticus 4:32), in beginning and closing the Nazarite's separation (Numbers 6:12; Numbers 6:14).

Αmnos is used in the Gospel of John, which describes the life and death of Jesus as the paschal, sacrificial Lamb. In John 21:15 alone arnia is used, so in Revelation also arnion . This arnion being a diminutive expresses "endearment", namely, the endearing relation in which Jesus, now glorified, stands to us as the consequence of His previous relation as the sacrificed amnos on earth; so also our relation to Him, He the "precious Lamb," we one with Him and His dear lambs (Isaiah 40:11). Κar , "the wether": Mesha of Moab paid 100,000 as tribute to Israel (Isaiah 16:1; 2 Kings 3:4). Τsown , strictly "a flock" (Exodus 12:21). Seh , each individual of a flock.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Lamb'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/l/lamb.html. 1949.

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