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Types in the Bible

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 22:2John 3:16
Offered on a mountain, hill22:2Matt. 21:10
Took donkey to place of sacrifice22:3Matt. 21:2-11
Two men went with him. 22:3Mark 15:27; Luke 23:33
Three day journey. Jesus: three days in the grave22:4Luke 24:13-21
Son carried wood on his back up hill22:6John 19:17
God will provide for Himself the lamb22:8John 1:29
Son was offered on the wood22:9Luke 23:33
Ram in thicket of thorns22:13John 19:2
The seed will be multiplied22:17John 1:12; Is. 53:10
Abraham went down, Son didn’t, “not mentioned.”22:19Luke 23:46
Servant gets bride for son24:1-4Eph. 5:22-32; Rev. 21:2,9; 22:17
The bride was a beautiful virgin24:162 Cor. 11:2
Servant offered ten gifts to bride*24:10Rom. 6:23; Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12

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