The Old Testament : A Classic Example Is The Sacrifice Of The Passover Lamb

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Typology in the Old testament is mostly Christologically centered. A classic example is The sacrifice of The Passover Lamb. The New Testament verifies typology as a legitimate form of biblical interpretation. (see 1 Cor. 5:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19) But what of typology in the Old Testament not officially sanctioned by the New Testament writers? Many types of Christ found in the Old Testament are not specifically cited in the New Testament. Joseph, son of Jacob, is a classic example. Any internet search of Joseph/typology will give plenteous prolepses of Christ.

The same hermeneutic that applies to types of Christ, may also apply to types of The Antichrist; whether specifically supported in the New Testament or not. One such supported type Antiochus Epiphanes. (Judas is another.) Christ clearly tied Antiochus with The Antichrist in Matthew 24:15, when Christ connected the Abomination of Desolation to a future event, even though Daniel clearly associated that act in one of two citations to Antiochus Epiphanes. As with uncited types of Christ, the bible lists numerous of examples of uncited types of The Antichrist; characters who share undeniable similarities to the future Antichrist. The book of Esther, for example, tells the story of violent Haman, a type of Antichrist in direct conflict with The Jews and bitter envy against Mordecai, a type of Christ.
King Nimrod is: A.) one of the clearest examples of Antichrist types and B.) clearly resembles Donald Trump.
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