“Why Did Isaiah Describe Jesus Christ as a Lamb?” Liahona, Oct. 2022.
In Old Testament times, the law of Moses required that the children of Israel sacrifice from their flocks and herds “a male without blemish” and “offer it of [their] own voluntary will” (Leviticus 1:3). Thus, Isaiah taught that Jesus Christ was “brought as a lamb to the slaughter” (Isaiah 53:7).
Many Old Testament symbols, like animal sacrifice, are intended to remind us of the Savior. Consider the following accounts and how they point toward Christ and His Atonement: