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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Lamb

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lam : (1) The most used word is כּבשׂ , kebhes , "a young ram"; compare Arabic kebsh , "ram"; often of sacrifices; (feminine) כּבשׁה , kabhsāh , or כּבשׁה , kibchsāh , "ewe lamb" ( 2 Samuel 12:3 ); by transposition כּשׂב , kesebh , and feminine כּשׂבּה , kisbāh (Genesis 30:40; Leviticus 3:7; Leviticus 5:6 ). (2) כּר , kar , "lamb" (Deuteronomy 32:14; 1 Samuel 15:9; 2 Kings 3:4 ). (3) שׂה , seh , "one" of the flock (Genesis 22:7; Leviticus 5:7 ). (4) צאן , cō'n , "sheep," "goats," "flock"; compare Arabic ḍâ'n , "sheep" (Exodus 12:21 ); and צאן בּן , ben cō'n (Psalm 114:4 ). (5) טלה , ṭāleh , "young lamb"; compare Arabic ṭalı̂ , "young lamb"; and טלאים , ṭela'ı̄m (1 Samuel 7:9; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 65:25 ). (6) אמּרין , 'immerı̄n (Ezra 6:9 , Ezra 6:17; Ezra 7:17 ). (7) ἄρνας , árnas , accusative plural (Luke 10:3 ); diminutive ἀρνίον , arnı́on (John 21:15; Revelation 5:6 , etc.). (8) ἀμνός , amnós (John 1:29 , John 1:36; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 1:19 ). See SHEEP .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Lamb'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/lamb.html. 1915.

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