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What does the paschal lamb represent?

Paschal lamb, in Judaism, the lamb sacrificed at the first Passover, on the eve of the Exodus from Egypt, the most momentous event in Jewish history. According to the story of the Passover (Exodus, chapter 12), the Jews marked their doorposts with the blood of the lamb, and this sign spared them from destruction.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what does the paschal lamb symbol mean?

Paschal Lamb (plural Paschal Lambs) (historical) The lamb eaten at Passover. (figuratively) Jesus Christ symbolized as a sacrifice. (heraldry) A lamb depicted with nimbus and bearing a flag (usually St. George's cross: argent a cross gules).

One may also ask, is lamb eaten at Passover? As a mark of respect for the memory of the temple sacrifices, the eating of a whole roasted lamb on Passover is forbidden by the code of Jewish law called Shulhan Arukh, which was first printed in Venice in 1565. Jews who strictly interpret this rule will not eat roasted meat or poultry of any kind for their seder.

Just so, what does the Lamb of God symbolize?

Revelation 5:6), symbolizing Jesus' shedding of his blood to take away the sins of the world (Cf. John 1:29, 1:36). Although the depiction of Jesus as the Lamb of God is of ancient origin, it is not used in the liturgical iconography of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Why was a lamb used for sacrifice?

The lamb is a symbolic reference to when Abrahim was taking Isaac (or Ishmail according to muslims) for a sacrifice and Isaac asked his father where is the animal for the burnt offering and Abraham replied "God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering". The animal that appeared was a ram.

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