Referent Archive

Types and Shadows

Hank explains what he means when he refers to types and shadows in the Old Testament

What is the significance of biblical typology?

A type (from the Greek word typos) is a person, event, or institution in the redemptive history of the Old Testament that prefigures a corresponding but greater reality in the New Testament. A type is thus a copy, a pattern, or a model that signifies an even greater reality. The greater reality to which a […]

Was Isaiah thinking about Jesus when he prophesied the virgin birth?

Looking back at the Old Testament through the lens of the New, it is easy to assume that Isaiah understood the Messianic meaning of his prophecy. However, those who believe that the Bible is the infallible repository of redemptive revelation must be willing to test all things in light of Scripture and hold fast to […]