Typology of The Exodus

This is a chart I made a while back as I studied the story of Israel with a different lens, that of typology. It brings to life the many stories and records in the Old Testament that may have seemed dull or strange (not that The Exodus was either).

The Law and the Old Testament records are like a teacher that was hired by God to teach the Jews to anticipate a King to come and to teach depravity and necessity of a savior. The Typology of Exodus by Daniel Grove

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8 thoughts on “Typology of The Exodus

  1. Regarding the Passover…

    The passover animal was decidely not a lamb. It was an adult flock animal; most likely a goat. Lambs and kids mature at a year, and the goat was to be a year old.

    The lamb is not a significant animal in the Hebrew scriptures. And in the NT, the lamb is a military figure, not a sacrificial one. For example:

    Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

    When John said that the lamb of God would “take away the sins of the world,” he was not referring to forgiveness, (and certainly not to “payment” for sins) but rather to a purging by violent slaughter:

    Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

    Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    Also, an interesting aspect of the typology of the Exodus is the deliverance of believing Jews from the law:

    1 Peter 1:
    18 having known that, not with corruptible things—silver or gold—were ye redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers,
    19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted—Christ’s—

    The Israelites left Egypt with borrowed gold and silver, but the Jewish believers left Judaism through the waters of baptism, bearing Christ’s blood, as of the feast.

    • What is your evidence that it was not a lamb (the Hebrew word can go either way)? I have never heard it taught that the passover lamb was anything other than an actual lamb. Even the Jewish tradition holds it to be a lamb.
      I also do not agree with you when you said “in the NT, the lamb is a military figure, not a sacrificial one”
      The NT lamb has wrath because the Lamb refers to Jesus who also displays wrath in the tribulation period (He has a grace side and a wrath or justice side). The passover lamb is such a great picture of Jesus dieing for us to protect us from death (Satan and hell) that it establishes Christ as our Passover lamb, or the Lamb of God.

      How is “taking away the sins of the world” not forgiveness? The only way to truly remove sin is through forgiveness from God.

      1Pet1 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and unspotted—Christ’s
      Only a sacrificial lamb that was unspotted would to the job of an offering, Christ because He never sinned was the nly one able to pay the price for our sins.

      And what are you referring to when you said “purging by violent slaughter”?

      • The goat or sheep (ie: the “flock animal” was to be a year old. Sheep are mature at that age so are no longer lambs.

        Modern Jewish seders are not in keeping with the scriptures. For example, they eat crackers instead of unleavened bread (Pita bread), etc.

    • Is this some meaningful quotation from somewhere or do you mean to say that my purpose of this blog or believe that Jesus was typified by the passover animal is the tree that is being chopped down by your irrefutable statements?

      • Both. 🙂

        Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

        Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

        These are both violent figures from John’s mouth.

    • I’m not sure what you are questioning… Is it that a year old animal is not a lamb? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_a_sheep_and_a_lamb

      Or whether the word in question is “lamb”? Or “flock animal”? I mean, the text says it can come from the sheep or the goats and never uses the Hebrew or Greek word for “lamb”…

      Or about the violent figure of “taking away the sins of the world”? John announced that Jesus had come to purge away the chaff: I offered Luke 3:17 etc

      So for which of my assertions have I not offered evidence?

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