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