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Lamb of God

The title with which John the Baptist twice greets Jesus at the beginning of the Gospel of John (John 1:29, John 1:36). In Revelation, the lamb also appears a number of times as a symbol for Christ, although a different Greek word is used than that found in John’s Gospel. In Revelation, the lamb has clearly been slain as a ransom for sin (Rev 5:6-14). Probably the idea of the lamb as sacrificial offering lies behind (John 1:29, John 1:36) as well (“the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”).