Lamb of God (‘Your only Son, no sin to hide’)

Lamb of God (‘Your only Son, no sin to hide’). Twila Paris* (1958– ).    Carl P. Daw, Jr.* points out that, though often cited, the phrase ‘Lamb of God’ appears only in relation to John the Baptist, who is referencing Jesus (John 1: 29, 36). Isaiah 53: 7 uses this image also: ‘He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth’ (KJV). The image receives its most frequent use in the apocalyptic images in the book of Revelation (twenty-eight times), a context that ‘gave rise to many visual uses, especially the widespread image of the Lamb bearing the pennant...

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