This symbol is one of the most cherished symbols of the Saviour, Jesus. A Nativity scene wouldn't be Christmas without a lamb. Readers of the Bible know that lambs were often sacrificed in the Old Testament and the ancient scholars associated Christ as the Lamb slain for the sins of man. In ancient Christian artworks the Lamb is depicted on a hill where four rivers are flowing – each river representing one of the four Gospels. You may see this symbol painted or inscribed on a book with the seven seals described the St. John in the Apocalypse. Many see this symbol with the lamb holding or supporting a banner of victory with the staff displaying the cross which is the symbol of the risen Saviour and his triumph over sin and death.