Patrick D. Degn and David S. Christensen

March 03, 2018 02:21 PM MST
The traditional interpretation of a type involves seeing a historical person, place, event, or institution as having a future historical fulfillment. The primary person, story, or event is the type, whereas the fulfillment is the antitype. In the New Testament, the Greek word týpos, meaning “example,” describes a model or pattern in the Old Testament that is fulfilled in the life and mission of Jesus Christ.[1] The word týpos in the King James Version of the Bible is also translated as “pattern” (Titus 2:7; Hebrews 8:5), “form” (Romans 6:17), “print” (John 20:25), “ensample” (1 Corinthians 10:11), “fashion” (Acts 7:44), “figure” (Acts 7:43; Romans 5:14), and “manner” (Acts 23:25).
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December 28, 2017 10:05 PM MST
Leaving the world of the Egyptians was both joyful and terrifying for the Israelites. New questions arose as to how they were to survive in the wilderness of sin before their arrival in the land of promise (Exodus 16:1). Yes, they were no longer slaves to Pharaoh, but the prospect of survival in a dangerous and arid land brought new fears and challenges. The children of Israel were well aware that the hand of the Lord was with Moses and He had sanctioned their exodus. Gratefully, the Lord did not leave them comfortless. He led them out of Egypt to the mountain that was made sacred by the Lord’s presence: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night” (Exodus 13:21).
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