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Christopher Wright authors the book Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament to help modern day Christians make a correlation between Old Testament Israel and the Messiah-ship of Jesus Christ. I think this is the best resource for the answer to this question and the full text can be found here Wright begins his book by making the assertion that the Jesus of ...


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IMHO, Christians find way too many "types of Christ" in the Old Testament. Sure, there are some similarities between the death of Absalom and the death of Christ. But they're pretty strained. Yes, both of their deaths involved a tree and a spear. Both were called "son of David". But there are huge differences. Like: Absalom was guilty; Jesus was innocent. ...


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No, I do not believe so. A general theme in the Tanakh ("Old Testament") is the rebellion and faithlessness of the Israelites. This couldn't possibly be typical of the Messiah. However, the Messiah is indeed "Israel." Elsewhere in the Tanakh, the Messiah is referred to by the name "David," his ancestor (cp. Jer. 30:9; Eze. 37:24-25; Hos. 3:5). In the same ...


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From Theopedia: Typology is a method of biblical interpretation whereby an element found in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure one found in the New Testament. The initial one is called the type and the fulfillment is designated the antitype. Either type or antitype may be a person, thing, or event, but often the type is messianic and ...


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I found a quite incredible article on the parallels of Jesus and the nation of Israel. I remember hearing a few of these before, but not anything close to what he has. To summarize... Both Jesus and Israel came of miraculous births in the land of Israel. Both flee to Egypt to avoid danger (Herod and starvation) Both are brought back from Egypt. Both come ...


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Absolom is not so much a type of Christ as he is a type of sin in that he represents the sin that Christ became for us while His Father turned His back on Him as He hung on the cross. Sin entered the world through subtlety, overthrew Gods rule and enslaved His people. In order to defeat this enemy God came up with a plan to destroy sin and it's literally ...


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Looking at this in broader context, the Christological implications are fascinating. Absalom was David's son. Guess who else was the "Son of David?" Christ. After Absalom's death, Israel was restored to order. His death brought about peace for Israel, just like Christ's death brings peace (in heaven) to God's people. Absalom died on a tree. So did ...



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