Typology, by James M. Hamilton Jr.
- Author: James M. Hamilton Jr.
You'll see Scripture through a fresh set of eyes as you witness the Bible's promise-shaped patterns.
Have you ever noticed the parallels between certain people, events, and institutions when you read the Bible? Should we take Noah as a kind of new Adam, and if so, does that somehow point us to the second Adam? How are we to interpret these similarities?
In Typology—Understanding the Bible's Promise-Shaped Patterns, author James M. Hamilton Jr. reveals that the similarities we find in the Bible are based on genuine historical correspondence and demonstrates how we recognize them in the repetition of words and phrases, the parallels between patterns of events, and key thematic equivalences. When take in light of God's promises, these historical correspondences reveal further repetitions that build on one another to create escalating significance.
This book stimulates fresh thinking on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and helps pastors, preachers, and students better understand the dynamics of inner-biblical interpretation. It reveals several of the promise-shaped patterns we see in the Old Testament, including:
- Adam and New Adam
- Prophets, Priests, and Kings
- The Righteous Sufferer - Creation
- Exodus and New Exodus
Hamilton teaches that the prophets and sages of Israel learned to interpret Scripture from Moses and his writings. As we trace the organic development of subsequent biblical patterns, he reveals how these patterns create expectations that are then fulfilled in Christ. Jesus himself taught His followers to understand the Old Testament in this way (Luke 24:45), and the authors of the New Testament taught the earliest Christ followers how to read the Bible through a typological lens.
Typology—Understanding the Bible's Promise-Shaped Patterns equips pastors, Bible teachers, students, and serious Bible readers to understand and embrace the typological interpretive perspective of the biblical authors. You'll learn to read the Bible as it was intended by its original authors while cultivating a deeper love and appreciation for the Scriptures.
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