Do you know the difference between a Biblical type and a symbol? Or that the Old Testament itself is full of these types, which have a counterpart in the New Testament? “The Christian culture, like any other culture, has a language all of its own. It is the language of Divine origin – the language of the sign and the symbol.”
In the spotlight this Friday is Interpreting the Symbols and Types, a phenomenal little book which came highly recommended to me by one of my favorite Bible teachers. I in turn recommend it to any other Christian who wants to go to new places in his Bible studies. The book is a reference tool that I now take with me whenever I teach, and which often accompanies me in my personal devotions. It explains – among other things – the significance of creatures, colors, numbers, metals, and materials in scripture, and gives principles and guidelines for interpreting characters and types.
It is an excellent handbook for any serious disciple, and can be purchased secondhand for a song. How high and how depthless is the Word of God – and how exciting that He invites us to come and plumb His mysteries!