Jesus is often called the Lamb of God.
29 times to be exact.
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:36). In the culture Jesus grew up in, lambs were often used in religious sacrifices. The blood of the lambs was supposed to pay for the sins the people had committed during the year. The lamb atoned for the people’s sin. By dying. The death of the lamb symbolized the death the people’s sin required. The poor little sheep symbolically took the sin of the people upon itself (or I should say was thrust upon it – the sheep didn’t have a choice), thus freeing the people from the consequences of sin. Atonement.
Jesus. Lamb of God.
29 times. The Lamb took the sins of the people…