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The flood is explicitly used typologically twice in the New Testament. Jesus, speaking of the final judgment (Matthew 24:37-41), says it will be like "the days of Noah". For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day ...


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Two salient facts should inform the reasoning: At the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus was shown to be in league with the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). Elisha had asked to receive a "double share" of Elijah's gifts - and that was granted. Elisha performed many of the same miracles that had accompanied Elijah's ministry. Jesus, then, was shown to ...


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As I understand it all Jewish brides are stolen, they are snatched away. All Jewish brides were said to be “stolen, caught up, or snatched up by surprise.” The bride was then led to the groom’s house by a wedding procession of women carrying lighted lamps, similar to the Parable of the Ten Virgins that we will explore in next month’s Personal ...


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If you look hard enough you can always find similarities. The correspondences between Mary and the Ark of the Covenant remind me a lot of Islamic arguments that Muhammad was the prophet Moses prophesied about in Deuteronomy 18:18-22 rather than Jesus. According to Muslim apologists, there are many similarities between Moses and Muhammad, many of which do ...


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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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I think it is an overstatement to say that the word is only used by Mary and the Ark in the entire Scripture. The same verb is used in the accounts of the transfiguration (Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:34). Kittel in, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, did mentioned: The literal meaning “to overshadow,” “to cast a shadow,” occurs in Act 5:15. In ...


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Early Christian theologians find many analogies or types of Christ, the church, and the world in the story of Samson. Samson himself is often seen to be a type of Christ, but other times, he is considered a type of the church or even the world. Caesarius of Arles (468–542) writes extensively on the analogies he sees in Samson's story, and summarizes his ...


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Traditionally, many Christian theologians have likened the flood story to that of Christ's coming and sacrifice. Basically, all of Mankind was doomed by the flood, but God, the Redeemer, found a way to save. One was found righteous, Noah, so God commanded him to build the ark to save mankind. We are doomed to die because of sin. That is the flood. God, ...


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Yes. Hebrews 6:16 (KJV) That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Matthew Henry's commentary on this verse points to Jesus as our present refuge: They are such as have fled for refuge to the hope set before them. ...


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The short answer is that the Jewish religion didn't have sacraments, it had sacrifices and laws and blessings and festivals. The longer answer is specific to Augustine, who was considering each OT law as a type of Christ, and in that way a sacrament. The Jews counted 613 laws, and of course sacrifices and blessings and festivals count on top of that, so ...


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The Bible has many metaphors for many things. Some of them use the same item in two different contexts in two different ways. Immediately, I can think of Christ's use of the word "sign" and how he would and would not provide one (John has seven signs which demonstrate Christ as Lord, but the Synoptics say that signs will not be given). The asp was something ...


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You did a great job of answering your own question until you got to the final paragraph. you have taken a small verse out of John' passage and in doing so have missed the meaning not only of that verse, but also the complete passage: John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: This statement ...


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John the Baptist came in the Spirit and power of Elijah. Elisha had double the portion of Elijah's Spirit and succeeded him. Following the same line of thought we can say Elisha was a type of Christ. Jesus succeeded John the Baptist and he had "Spirit without measure". One more similarity between Elisha and Jesus would be that people obtained life ...


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The miracles of Elisha and those of Jesus are sufficiently dissimilar that they are not really genuine coincidences. For example, in the case of Elisha (2 Kings 4:32-35): 32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he ...


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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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Certain numbers had symbolic significance to the people of that era. Numbers like 7 and 12 had connotations of wholeness or completeness. (Not completely unlike modern-ish phrases like going the "whole 9 yards"). Bible numbers The 12 tribes were established from the 12 sons of Israel/Jacob, who was himself the son of Isaac, who was the promised son of ...


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OP The Ark of the Covenant was overshadowed (Ex. 40:34-35) Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit (Lk. 1:35) Not exactly. If we look at what scripture says, we find that the tabernacle was overshadowed, though the ark was inside. The ark per se, alone, was not singled out as overshadowed. Moses had set the ark in the inner room, in the Holy of ...


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Twelve = Abundant Completeness of God's Blessings The number twelve is suggestive of abundant completeness, particularly in terms of blessings (as opposed to the number 40, which is usually associated with complete punishment or adversity, e.g. the flood, Moses' exile from Egypt, years wandering in the wilderness, Jesus' fasting in the wilderness, Jewish "...


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To answer your question one needs not go further than the New Testament itself as the Protestants sought to allow the New Testament to interpret the old. The incense is prayer and the offering is a personal sacrifice of the self, which is a constant teaching of the Old Testament prophets. As for the priesthood who offers, all are priests through the ...


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Unlike in Catholicism, there is no unified and singular Protestant body of doctrine, so a “Protestant answer” to your question cannot be given. I can, however, provide an answer given by the popular Protestant theologian, scholar, and commentator Matthew Henry who in his commentary of Malachi 1, says: In these verses, they are charged with ingratitude, in ...


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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 Christ....


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1st Peter 3: 20 (eight souls were saved by water.) don't argue with God. Noah danger was not the flood. It was living in a sinful world. God used the water to separate Noah from this condition. Noah represents the soul of man, the people that drown in the flood represents the old mankind. the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us we ...


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Noah and the flood is definitely a type and for shadow. Just like in the days of Noah, God Builds an ark and saves a remnant . Those who take Christ name, those who take his name as a bride takes her husbands name. There are two groups those who hear and those who do not and those who do not are destroyed from among the people. Acts 3:23 And it shall be ...


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The amazing connection of Messiah with the story of Av Shalom is the fact that David the one called a man after Gods own heart, cried saying my son my son Av Shalom, would God I had died for you!!! Messiah as the "Son of David" did what David said he wished he could do for his rebelious son Av Shalom. Av Shalom means father of Peace, and Messiah is the ...


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It's not so much that he foreshadows Christ, but rather Absalom is a type of Satan. Just as Absalom had no blemish from head to toe and was handsome and even the hair of his head was of great value, which caused vanity in him, so to was the devil at one time perfect in all his ways, but he rebelled against the LORD just like Absalom rebelled against David. ...


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