This week’s episode of the Connected Kingdom Podcast has David talking about typology in the Bible; if that sounds dry, it’s because you don’t understand it well enough! Understanding even just the basics of typology transforms the way you read the Old Testament. You’ve got two options: You can read the transcript below or you can listen in by clicking on the audio player. If you listen in, you’ll be able to hear the two of us interact a little bit.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Pictures help us remember, understand, and look forward.
When we want to remember our wedding, we don’t get our diaries or journals out; we open the photo album. When we want to understand how a rocket works, we don’t get NASA’s instruction manual out; we look for some pictures. When we are looking forward to our vacation, we don’t look up Wikipedia; we look up Google images.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” It helps us remember better, it helps us understand better, and it helps us anticipate the future better.
That’s why God used so many pictures in the Old Testament. Vivid visuals like the Passover lamb, or the flood, or the Tabernacle helped Israel remember better, understand better, and look forward better.