Typology is a subset of prophecy, where types, often in the Old Testament, point to the coming antitype (fulfillment), often found in the New Testament. Jonah being in the fish for 3 days is a type, Jesus rising on the 3rd day is the antitype (see Matt 12: 40).

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Do Protestants accept the similarity between Mary and the Ark of the Covenant?

Catholics believe that Mary is the Ark New Testament and they believe it on a scriptural basis (source).This is the same stance Orthodoxy has (source). Do Protestants accept the similarity between ...
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Is there a New Testament parallel to cities of refuge?

Many things in the Old Testament have a New Testament parallel. For example, the OT has animal sacrifices. In the NT, Jesus is described as the Lamb of God, sacrificed for sins. My question: I find ...
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For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?

Many Christians view the historical nation of Israel that we read about in the Old Testament as a Divinely designed type of the Church, and their inheritance in the Promised Land as a Divinely ...
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How do Protestants interpret Malachi 1:11 and Isaiah 66:20-21?

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles; And in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: ...
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Is there a Catholic list of Old Testament sacraments?

Augustine said that there are fewer sacraments in the New Covenant than there were in the Old: Thus the sacraments of the Old Testament, which were celebrated in obedience to the law, were types ...
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Jesus said he was like the bronze serpent, which was destroyed because it was worshipped. What does this mean for those who worship him? [closed]

According to the Gospel of John, Jesus said the son of man must be lifted up like the bronze serpent which Moses made in the wilderness: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even ...
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Were the similarities between the miracles of Elisha and Jesus deliberate or simply coincidental?

I have often wondered if God deliberately intended for the miracles of Elisha to be a preview of the miracles our Savior would perform, as a way of verification of Jesus Deity. Elisha brought the ...
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How does Samson foreshadow Christ?

Samson is an Old Testament character that is often depicted from the pulpit as a womanizer of marginal character. However, there seems to be a growing perspective that Samson foreshadows first advent ...
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Why does Jesus refer to serpents positively in Matthew 10:16?

It seems that most places in the bible where serpents are referred to they are a reference to Satan/the devil. Yet in Matthew 10:16 Christ says "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of ...
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What does the story of Noah's Ark foreshadow in the New Testament?

I have seen Noah's Ark listed one of the "types" in Scripture -- something that occurred, but that also foreshadowed something else that would come later. What exactly, then, does the story of Noah's ...
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How does Absalom's death foreshadow Christ?

Absalom dies on a tree (2 Samuel 18). He's rebelled against his father, David, and taken the throne. He'd rallied all Israel to his side. David has fled, but he's sent in his army and they've totally ...