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Type, Typology

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A type is a representation by one thing of another. Adam was a type of Christ (Romans 5:14) and so was Isaac (Hebrews 11:19). The Passover was a type of Christ (1 Corinthians 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 22:2

Matthew 21:10

Took donkey to place of sacrifice 22:3

Matthew 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; Isaiah 53:10

Abraham went down, Son didn't, "not mentioned." 22:19

Luke 23:46

Servant gets bride for son 24:1-4

Ephesians 5:22-32;

Revelation 21:2; Rev 21:9; Rev 22:17

The bride was a beautiful virgin 24:16

2 Corinthians 11:2

Servant offered ten gifts to bride* 24:10

Romans 6:23; Rom 12:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

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Entry for 'Type, Typology'. CARM Theological Dictionary. 2013.

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