Lamb of God in the Old Testament

lamb   “Lamb of God” is one of the names of Christ in the Bible in which we see Him as our Savior and Redeemer.  This name is mentioned twice in the Old Testament and many times in the New Testament. The first time this term is seen in the Old Testament is in Genesis 22:7-8. Here, when Abraham said to Isaac, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering,” he was speaking prophetically, referring to Christ the Lamb of God. Adam Clark Comments well on this verse:

…We must not suppose that this was the language merely of faith and obedience, the patriarch spoke prophetically, and referred to that Lamb of God which HE had provided for himself, who in the fullness of time should take away the sin of the world, and of whom Isaac was a most expressive type. All the other lambs which had been offered from the foundation of the world had been such as MEN chose and MEN offered; but THIS was the Lamb which GOD had provided-emphatically, THE LAMB OF GOD.

In Isaiah 53:7, and really from Isaiah 52:11 through 53:12, we have a vivid picture of Christ the Lamb of God as He is being “led to slaughter” as a sacrifice for our sins. No other passage in the entire bible shows us in such great detail, before the time, the passion of Christ in His great love for us as is portrayed here.


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2 Responses to Lamb of God in the Old Testament

  1. Thanks for this message. Funny enough I have read Genesis 22 many times over the years and not grasped the metaphoric message of the messiah being used as a sacrifice for us. Thanks for that!!!

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