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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Lamb

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Genesis 22:7 (b) It is quite evident that this lamb is a type of the Lord JESUS CHRIST who was described by John as "the Lamb of God." Abraham's reply indicates the same truth, for he said "God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering." It does not say He will "provide for Himself." The Lord JESUS was and is one of the persons of the Godhead, and He gave His own self to be a sacrifice.

Exodus 13:13 (b) In this place again the Lord JESUS is evidently the anti-type, while we are represented by the ass. The Scripture says "man is born a wild ass's colt." Each one of us must be redeemed by the Blood of the Lord JESUS, the Lamb of GOD, or else we shall be punished ourselves.

Leviticus 23:12 (c) The Lord JESUS was inspected before He was offered as the Passover Lamb.

  • Pilate's wife inspected Him socially.
  • Pilate inspected Him for the civil government.
  • Herod inspected Him for the military government.
  • Judas inspected Him from the standpoint of personal fellowship.
  • the Centurion inspected Him as a law-enforcement officer.

All of them found Him without a blemish, and therefore fit from the human standpoint to be the Lamb of GOD.

Proverbs 27:26 (c) It may be that this also is a picture of the Lord JESUS in that we must be clothed with Him as the Scripture say; "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ." The garment of salvation, and the robe of righteousness are just His own wonderful self given to us to cover all our sins and discrepancies.

John 1:29 (a) The Lord JESUS is often compared to a lamb, and for many reasons. The lamb was used for food, and the Saviour has told us to eat of Him. The lamb is used for growing wool to make warm garments, and so we are clothed with CHRIST that we may be accepted by GOD in Him. The lamb was an acceptable sacrifice to GOD, and so the Saviour offered Himself to GOD as our sacrifice. The lamb was used as the Passover sacrifice, and the Scripture says, "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us." The lamb's a gentle creature, and our Lord said he was "meek and lowly in heart." The lamb does not object to being sheared or killed, and so "He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearer is dumb, so He opened not His mouth."

Revelation 5:6 (a) Throughout the book of Revelation, the Lord JESUS is presented under the type of "a lamb as it had been slain." It appears that CHRIST constantly bears the marks of the crucifixion, and that He still has the wounded hands, feet, side, back, head and face. GOD will never let us forget that the Lord JESUS became a sacrifice for our sins, and for ourselves. He is called "the Lamb" in order to keep this truth constantly before the hearts and minds of saved and unsaved in eternity. The sufferings of the lost are said to be "in the presence of the holy angels, and of the Lamb."

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Lamb'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/l/lamb.html. 1957.

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