Type, Typology

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.

Only begotten SonGenesis 22:2 John 3:16
Offered on a mountain, hillGenesis 22:2 Matt. 21:10
Took donkey to place of sacrificeGenesis 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 graveGenesis 22:4 Luke 24:13-21
Son carried wood on his back up hillGenesis 22:6 John 19:17
God will provide for Himself the lamb.Genesis 22:8 John 1:29
Son was offered on the woodGenesis 22:9 Luke 23:33
Ram in thicket of thornsGenesis 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 sonGenesis 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.