Type, Typology

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A type is a representation of one thing by 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.

Only begotten Son Genesis 22:2   John 3:16
Offered on a mountain, hill Genesis 22:2   Matt. 21:10
Took donkey to place of sacrifice Genesis 22:3   Matt. 21:2-11
Two men went with him. Genesis 22:3   Mark 15:27, Luke 23:33
Three-day journey. Jesus: three days in the grave Genesis 22:4   Luke 24:13-21
Son carried wood on his back up hill Genesis 22:6   John 19:17
God will provide for Himself the lamb Genesis 22:8   John 1:29
Son was offered on the wood Genesis 22:9   Luke 23:33
Ram in thicket of thorns Genesis 22:13   John 19:2
The seed will be multiplied. Genesis 22:17   John 1:12, Isaiah 53:10
Abraham went down, Son didn't, "not mentioned." Genesis 22:19   Luke 23:46
Servant gets bride for son Genesis 24:1-4   Eph. 5:22-32, Rev. 21:2, 9, 22:17
The bride was a beautiful virgin. Genesis 24:16   2 Cor. 11:2
Servant offered ten gifts to bride* Genesis 24:10   Rom. 6:23, 12; 1 Cor. 12:4-31

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.