“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.”
The Witness of John the Baptist by Master of San Torpé, c. 1310-20
- When Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be,
- passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation,
- he entered once for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), "Agnus Dei" (1635-40) ,Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Hubert and Jan van Eyck, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, 1426-1432.