DescriptionA stunningly colorful piece by Marla Jean Clinesmith depicting the Lamb of God. The Ancient Hebrew letters for Lamb, Shin and Hey, are seen subtly in the hind legs and head. The art is 18″x24″ acrylic on paper and matted under glass. The red wood frame is 24″x30″.
When I began this piece, I had in mind John the Baptist’s statement recorded in John 1:29. When John saw Jesus coming towards him he said, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Having heard this phrase my whole life, I incorrectly assumed that the phrase “Lamb of God” was spattered throughout the whole Bible. Surprisingly, that phrase seems to be exclusive to John.
Then I wondered about “Passover Lamb.” My search for that phrase came up empty as well. The lamb appears to be referred to as only the Passover or Pesach. So at this point in my research, this will be my lamb that illustrates my vision of the Lamb… or as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7… ”indeed Christ our Passover who was sacrificed for us (me).”
I am interested in other understandings and/or research about this topic. Please don’t hesitate to comment below.
|s||The ‘Shin’ is the picture two teeth, usually meaning to tear, rip, or destroy.|
|h||The ‘Hey’ illustrates a man with his arms up like he is trying to get attention, so it refers to behold, look, observe, or reveal. In this case it is used as “what comes from.”|
Of the teeth (those that graze)
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