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paschal lamb

n.
1.
a. The lamb sacrificed at the first Passover.
b. A lamb sacrificed in any later Passover commemoration.
2. Paschal Lamb See Agnus Dei.

Paschal Lamb

n
1. (Judaism) (sometimes not capitals) Old Testament the lamb killed and eaten on the first day of the Passover
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christ regarded as this sacrifice

pas′chal lamb′


n.
1. a lamb slaughtered and eaten by the ancient Hebrews at Passover.
2. (caps.) Christ.
3. (caps.) any of several symbolic representations of Christ, as the Agnus Dei.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paschal lamb - figure of a lambPaschal Lamb - figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Translations

Paschal Lamb

nOsterlamm nt
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8) Thus, according to Halakhah, women are obligated to partake of the paschal lamb.
Their yearly Passover ceremonial of the sacrifice of the Paschal lamb on Mount Gerizim is a colorful event reminiscent of old custom practice in Jerusalem.
Following the slaughter of the animals, they are roasted and eaten with matzo, similar to the way it would be done by every family if Jews today brought the paschal lamb to the Temple in Jerusalem.
The hymns are important and edifying for their imaginative typological exegesis especially of the Paschal Lamb.
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A form of sandwich is attributed to the ancient Jewish sage Hillel the Elder, who is said to have put meat from the Paschal lamb and bitter herbs inside matzo - a type of flat bread - during Passover.
For as long as the Temple stood, there seems to be little doubt that the main Pesah celebration took place there and that its central feature was the offering of the paschal lamb.
Also included on the plate is a roasted shank bone, symbolic of the Paschal lamb historically offered as the Passover sacrifice, and a hard-boiled egg, which Marozov likened to strength in suffering.
Some clear examples of this are the paschal lamb, the mystic vesica piscis (an almond-shaped aureole surrounding pictures of Christ, the Virgin, etc.
Paschal refers to the Paschal Lamb that was central to the Jewish feast of Passover.
In still others, it is the dish out of which Jesus and his disciples ate the paschal lamb at the Last Supper.