Bible Typology



  Typology  Teacher's Chart (8 foot x 30") now available in  Color  

RICHES IN TYPOLOGY The OLD and the NEW are compared using the words of the Master,"AS" and "SO". "AS" it was in the days of Noah, "SO" it be in the days of the coming of The Son of Man. AS is always the PAST; SO is always the FUTURE. The Chart NO. 7 is very useful with this book as it shows how ALL TYPES are fulfilled in CHRIST, the CHURCH, or ESCHATOLOGY . 104 pages.



 Typology in Christian theology and Biblical exegesis is a doctrine concerning the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Events in the Old Testament are seen as pre-figuring events or aspects of Christ in the New Testament. That is seen as the purpose behind the Old Testament events occurring. The study of Typology began in the Early Church, was at its most influential in the High Middle Ages, and continued to be popular, especially in Calvinism, after the Protestant Reformation, but in subsequent periods has been given less emphasis.



Typology, derived from the Greek word for "mark", assumes that Old Testament events or statements are the "types" pre-figuring an aspect of Christ and his revelation, who is the "arch-type" to each type. The Early Christians, in considering the Old Testament, needed to decide what its role and purpose for them was, given that Christian revelation and the New Covenant might be considered to have replaced it, and many specific Biblical rules and requirements in books like Leviticus were no longer being followed.

One purpose of the Old Testament for Christians was to demonstrate that Christ's first coming had been prophesied and foreseen, and the Gospels already contain many passages that explicitly and implicitly link Jesus to old Testament prophecies. Typology greatly extended the number of these links by adding to those based on phrases in the Old Testament others based on the similarity of Old Testament actions or situations to an aspect of Christ.

Typology is also a theory of history, seeing the whole story of the Jewish and Christian peoples as shaped by God, with events within the story acting as symbols for later events - in this role God is often compared to a writer, using actual events instead of fiction to shape his narrative.





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