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Types in the Bible

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A type is a representation by one thing of another. Adam was a type of Christ (Rom. 5:14) and so was Isaac (Heb. 11:19). The Passover was a type of Christ (1 Cor. 5:7). There are many types in the Bible and most of them are too extensive and deep to be listed.

An example of a typology follows: Isaac a type of Jesus.

ISAAC

JESUS

Only begotten Son

Genesis 22:2

John 3:16

Offered on a mountain, hill

22:2

Matt. 21:10

Took donkey to place of sacrifice

22:3

Matt. 21:2-11

Two men went with him.

22:3

Mark 15:27; Luke 23:33

Three day journey. Jesus: three days in the grave

22:4

Luke 24:13-21

Son carried wood on his back up hill

22:6

John 19:17

God will provide for Himself the lamb

22:8

John 1:29

Son was offered on the wood

22:9

Luke 23:33

Ram in thicket of thorns

22:13

John 19:2

The seed will be multiplied

22:17

John 1:12; Is. 53:10

Abraham went down, Son didn't, "not mentioned."

22:19

Luke 23:46

Servant gets bride for son

24:1-4

Eph. 5:22-32; Rev. 21:2, 9; 22:17

The bride was a beautiful virgin

24:16

2 Cor. 11:2

Servant offered ten gifts to bride*

24:10

Rom. 6:23; Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12