Lamb of God – Title


A title applied to Our Lord by Saint John the Baptist (John, 1, 29 and 36). He is 29 times called “the Lamb” in the Apocalypse. The title suggests the idea of a victim offered for sins; it probably goes back to Isaias, 53, 7, where the Servant of the Lord, i.e., the Messias, is spoken of as “led as a sheep to the slaughter and dumb as a lamb before His shearer.” In 1 Corinthians 5:7 and 1 Peter 1:19, however, Our Lord is called a “lamb”, with reference to the paschal lamb; Saint John also regards the paschal lamb as symbolic of Christ, a victim for sin.

MLA Citation

  • “Lamb of God”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2018. Web. 3 March 2021. <>