In addition to the ordinance of the sacrament, the scriptures tell us of many events, circumstances, objects, and people that were intended to remind us of and instruct us regarding the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. This lesson will help students consider some of these scriptural types, shadows, and symbols that point us to the Savior. Church Educational System manual, , — Show several pictures of well-known signs or symbols such as the following:. After students identify the meaning of each sign, ask them for examples of other easily recognized signs or symbols.
Wayne Jackson. These materials are intended to be used to further explore the truths of scripture for personal or group study but cannot be reprinted without permission. For permission on reprinting materials, send us an email. The Biblical Types. A type is a divinely purposed illustration of some truth. It may be: 1 a person; 2 an event; 3 a thing; 4 an institution; or 5 a ceremony. Types occur most frequently in the Pentateuch , but are found, more sparingly, elsewhere. God uses types like numbers, patterns and shadows as standard symbols to foretell Biblical truth.
Donor Portal Login. Search verses, phrases, and topics e. John , Jesus faith love. Other Searches. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Or as St. Augustine puts it-. You cannot understand Leviticus without Hebrews, or Daniel without Revelation, or the Passover, or Isaiah 53 without the Gospel account of the Crucifixion. The value of the study of the "Types" and "Antitypes" is the proof they furnish of the Inspiration of the Scriptures.
An understanding of the concept of Biblical types and shadows is important as we read through the Old Testament and consider its applications in the New Testament. They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves Biblical types and shadows are symbolic pictures of something that has not yet arrived, although there is more to it than that as we will see.