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Lamb

Lamb [N]

  • Heb. kebes, a male lamb from the first to the third year. Offered daily at the morning and the evening sacrifice ( Exodus 29:38-42 ), on the Sabbath day ( Numbers 28:9 ), at the feast of the New Moon ( 28:11 ), of Trumpets ( 29:2 ), of Tabernacles (13-40), of Pentecost ( Leviticus 23:18-20 ), and of the Passover ( Exodus 12:5 ), and on many other occasions ( 1 Chronicles 29:21 ; 2 Chr 29:21 ; Leviticus 9:3 ; 14:10-25 ).

  • Heb. taleh, a young sucking lamb ( 1 Samuel 7:9 ; Isaiah 65:25 ). In the symbolical language of Scripture the lamb is the type of meekness and innocence ( Isaiah 11:6 ; 65:25 ; Luke 10:3 ; John 21:15 ).

    The lamb was a symbol of Christ ( Genesis 4:4 ; Exodus 12:3 ; 29:38 ; Isaiah 16:1 ; 53:7 ; John 1:36 ; Revelation 13:8 ).

    Christ is called the Lamb of God ( John 1:29 John 1:36 ), as the great sacrifice of which the former sacrifices were only types ( Numbers 6:12 ; Leviticus 14:12-17 ; Isaiah 53:7 ; 1 Corinthians 5:7 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Lamb". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • LAMB

    lam:

    (1) The most used word is kebhes, "a young ram"; compare Arabic kebsh, "ram"; often of sacrifices; (feminine) kabhsah, or kibchsah, "ewe lamb" (2 Samuel 12:3); by transposition kesebh, and feminine kisbah (Genesis 30:40; Leviticus 3:7; 5:6).

    (2) kar, "lamb" (Deuteronomy 32:14; 1 Samuel 15:9; 2 Kings 3:4).

    (3) seh, "one" of the flock (Genesis 22:7; Leviticus 5:7).

    (4) tso'n, "sheep," "goats," "flock"; compare Arabic da'n, "sheep" (Exodus 12:21); and ben tso'n (Psalms 114:4).

    (5) Taleh, "young lamb"; compare Arabic Tali, "young lamb"; and Tela'im (1 Samuel 7:9; Isaiah 40:11; 65:25).

    (6) 'immerin (Ezra 6:9,17; 7:17).

    (7) arnas, accusative plural (Luke 10:3); diminutive arnion (John 21:15; Revelation 5:6, etc.).

    (8) amnos (John 1:29,36; Acts 8:32; 1 Peter 1:19).

    See SHEEP.

    Alfred Ely Day


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LAMB'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.