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Lamb of God
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Lamb of God
(Bible) a title given to Christ in the New Testament, probably with reference to his sacrificial death
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1. Jesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the fulfillment of prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the coming of a Messiah.
2. (chiefly in versions of the New Testament) the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.
3. someone regarded as similar to Jesus of Nazareth.
[learned respelling of Middle English, Old English Crīst < Latin Chrīstus < Greek Chrīstós literally, anointed, translation of Hebrew māshīaḥ anointed, Messiah]
Christ′ly, Christ′like`, adj.
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