How Does Isaac Prefigure Jesus

Sacrifice of Isaac prefigures Christ: the grace of Old Testament symbols and acts

It is in Genesis 22 that Abraham is put to the ultimate test of his faith. On one occasion, God reached out to Abraham and he responded, “Here I am! ” God instructed Abraham to kill his only son Isaac, whom Abraham adores, in order to appease him. Abraham was to accomplish this on Mt Moriah, a location that God had first informed Abraham would be a location that I will teach you about later. Despite the fact that he had no idea where they were going, Abraham quickly obeyed and the two trekked to the infamous location.

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It is always uplifting to observe how, according to the word, the LORD God has everything under control and that His plan has unfolded in glorious manner from that day to this, and will continue to do so in the future.

Texts from the Old Testament are compared to texts from the New Testament.

Preparing for the death of Christ In the same way that the acceptable sacrifice of Abel foretold the ark of safety that saved Noah foretold the sacrifice provided on Mount Moriah–a ram in place of Isaac–the cross foretold the deliverance of Israel from Egypt, where Moses declared, “The Lord is my strength, and my song, and He has become my salvation,” so the cross foretold the deliverance of Israel from Egypt.

  • Our foreshadowing of the crucifixion is seen in the smitten rock that erupted in the desert, bringing out water to satisfy the thirst of the thirsty people.
  • We find a foreshadowing of this in the serpent that was hoisted up in the desert to cure.
  • In Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53, the crucifixion is shown in great detail.
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How Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Illuminates the Atonement

The BMC Team has contributed to this post. NoWhy412Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson9 was released on March 1, 2018.

Del Parson performs the sacrifice of Isaac, which Abraham accepts. Consequently, it is sanctified for us as righteousness, just as it was reckoned to Abraham in the desert for being faithful to the laws of God in offering up his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son.

The Know

Jacob explained to his people that they should keep the law of Moses because it pointed their souls to him, and that this was the reason why it was sanctified for them as righteousness, just as it was accounted unto Abraham in the wilderness for being obedient unto the commands of God in offering up his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son (Jacob 4:5). 1 It is Jacob’s assertion that Isaac’s near-sacrifice was “a similitude” of Christ’s Atonement that serves as the key to unlocking the deeper spiritual significance of this event.

  • 2 When we examine the parallels between the Abraham-Isaac tale and the Atonement of Christ, we can see just how profound Jacob’s statement was in this context.
  • 3 “Neither will thy name any longer be named Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for I have made thee a father of many nations,” God says in Genesis 17:4–5, implying a likeness.
  • Furthermore, the name Abraham properly translates as “exalted father,” which is an accurate depiction of God the Father’s character.
  • Christ, in a similar vein, is God the Father’s “only born Son” (John 3:16).
  • In Genesis 18:11, it is stated that Sarah, Isaac’s mother, was too old to bear children; in Matthew 1:18, it is stated that Mary, Jesus’ mother, was a virgin (Luke 1:34).
  • 7Both Isaac and Christ were chained before they were given as sacrifices.
  • Three days had passed since the offering had been made, and neither Isaac nor Jesus had returned.
  • 10It is likely that both Christ and Isaac were offered up in the same location (in or around Jerusalem), however it is hard to know for certain.
  • In the same way that Isaac and Christ both offered themselves willingly, If Isaac was strong enough to carry the wood for a burnt offering on his back, it is likely that he was also strong enough to overcome his elderly father if he had refused to be offered as a sacrifice.
  • 13 William Hole’s Abraham and Isaac is a masterpiece.
  • “By faith, Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac,” according to Hebrews 11:17 and 19.

14 As a result, Isaac’s death and resurrection might be interpreted as a prediction of the resurrection of Christ, or “a figure,” as it is described in Hebrews. 15

The Why

In the New Testament, we are given relatively few information concerning God’s reaction when He was forced to relinquish control over His Only Begotten Son. However, the narrative of Abraham helps us to gain a tiny understanding of what it must have been like for God to be forced to give up His own son in such a difficult situation. One of the most moving aspects of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac is the fact that he says so little throughout the narrative. Even though God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his son, Abraham did not so much as breathe a word of protest in response to His command.

  1. It is nearly possible for the reader to sense Abraham’s anguish as he travels to Moriah, where he constructs an altar and places the wood on it.
  2. While watching His Son be bound and put on the wood of the crucifixion, with the Roman soldiers lifting their hammers to nail Him to the cross, one can only imagine what God was thinking.
  3. Image courtesy of “The Father may have never been closer to His Son than in these painful final minutes of agony,” according to Elder Jeffrey R.
  4. To ensure that Jesus’ greatest sacrifice was as full as it was voluntary and lonely, the Father temporarily withheld from him the consolation of His Spirit, as well as the strength of His personal presence.” 16 Melvin J.
  5. 18 There would be no lamb in the bush, no last-minute replacement if it weren’t for Christ.
  6. 19 “At that hour, I believe I can picture our beloved Father beyond the curtain, looking upon these last efforts,.

Oh, in that time when He might have rescued His Son, I thank and laud Him for not failing us.” Twenty-first, we should all be thankful “that He did not interfere, and that His love for us made it possible for Him to endure to look at the sufferings of His and offer Him eventually to us, our Saviour and Redeemer.” Our existence would not have been possible without Him, and we would never have been able to enter into the presence of the Lord in glory.” 20In the end, “This is what it cost, in part, for our heavenly Father to bestow the gift of His Son to humanity,” says the Bible.


Further Reading

143–161 in Hugh W. Nibley’s “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” in Nibley’s “Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh W. Nibley,” Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh W. Nibley (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), p. 143–161. Elder The book Christ and the New Covenant (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1997), by Jeffrey R. Holland, is chapters 5–7. The Crusader for Righteousness, by Melvin J. Ballard (Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, 1966), pages 136–138.

  • 2.Jacob’s explanation of the meaning of Isaac’s near-sacrifice is not found in the Old Testament, although there is a somewhat similar notion expressed in the Book of Mormon in the phrase “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Nevertheless, in Hebrews 11:17, the phrase “only begotten son” refers to Isaac (perhaps as an oblique allusion to Christ), and it reads: “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, gave up Isaac: and He who had received the promises delivered up his only born son.” While in Jacob 4:5, the title is used to refer directly to Jesus Christ, according to the ancient Christian writer Caesarius of Arles (ca. 468/70 – 542 A.D.), Isaac prefigured Christ and Abraham prefigured God the father: “When Abraham offered his son Isaac, he was a type of God the Father, while Isaac prefigured our Lord and Savior,” Caesarius writes. The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture 2, edited by Mark Sheridan (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), chapter 2 (pages 102–50)
  • 4. The Bible, translated by E. A. Speiser and published by Doubleday in Garden City, New York in 1964 as Anchor Bible 1, chapter 1
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  • And chapter 6. In addition, the incident in which Abraham informed his servants that he was going to depart with Isaac and return back with him, despite the fact that he already knew he was going to sacrifice him, may serve as an example of a probable parallel. In his sermon 84.4, Caesarius of Arles speculated that Abraham could have said to himself, “I am offering my son, and I shall return to you with him.” “My faith is so strong that I think that he who deigned to give him to me from a sterile mother is capable of raising him from the grave,” says the author. This would allow him to return with Isaac without having to formally lie to his servants about his whereabouts. As a result, both God the Father and Abraham were aware that their sons were capable of being resurrected from the grave (seeHebrews 11:19). See, for example, Sheridan, Old Testament II, p. 104
  • 6. During his sermon 84.4, Caesarius of Arles stated that Abraham may inform his slaves that he was planning to travel to the Promised Land with Isaac and then return with him. Due to the fact that Abraham believed, “I am offering my son, and I will return to you with him.” It is because of my strong faith that I think that the God who deigned to give him to me from an unwed infertile mother is capable of raising him from the grave,” permitting him to return with Isaac. See, for example, Sheridan, Old Testament II, p. 104
  • 7. “When Isaac carried the wood for his own sacrifice, he prefigured Christ our Lord, who carried his own cross,” Caesarius of Arles said in sermon 84.4. See, for example, Sheridan, Old Testament II, p. 104
  • 8. Melito of Sardis (died approximately 180 A.D.) alludes to this in fragment five of his work. According to B. P. Pratten, “Remains of the Second and Third Centuries,” in The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers down to A.D. 325, ed. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson, 10 vols. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1951), 8:759–760
  • 9.Caesarius of Arles commented on this in Ser See, for example, Sheridan, Old Testament II, 103
  • And 10. Another probable resemblance is the presence of two more persons in both instances. 11 It is interesting to note that the sacrifice that was ultimately offered, the ram, was stuck in a thicket by his horns (Genesis 22:13), which is similar to Christ being crowned with thorns before he was led off to be crucified (Matthew 27:29)
  • 12.See James L. Kugel, How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Th edition, p. 204. 13. This is alluded to in Melito of Sardis, fragment number five. Pratten, “Remains of the Second and Third Centuries,” 8:759–760
  • 14.See Pirke Eliezer, 31:11
  • 15.See Jeffrey R. Holland, ” None Were with Him,” Ensign, May 2009, 87–88, online at
  • 17.Melvin J. Ballard, Crusader for Righteousness(Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, 1966), 136–137
  • 18. Ballard, 20.a.b.Ballard, Crusader for Righteousness, 137
  • 22.Ballard, Crusader for Righteousness, 138
  • Hugh Nibley, ” The Sacrifice of Isaac,”Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless: Classic Essays of Hugh W. Nibley (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 149
  • Hugh Nibley, ” The Sacrifice


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Abraham Prefigures the Father�s Love for Son, Jesus

Abraham Prefigures the Father�s Love for Son, JesusGod seems to have reserved the first instance in the Bible of the useword �love� to be the the turning point of salvation history when Goddescribes Abraham�s relationship with his son Isaac, �Take your son,your only son Isaac, whom you love.�Notice the following parallels found in Genesis.Genesis 22:1-14�After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him,�Abraham!� And he said, �Here am I.� 2 He said, �Take your son,your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah,and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of themountains of which I shall tell you.�4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the placeafar off� 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, andlaid it on Isaac his son; and he took in his hand the fire andthe knife. So they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac saidto his father Abraham, �My father!� And he said, �Here am I, myson.� He said, �Behold, the fire and the wood; but where is thelamb for a burnt offering?� 8 Abraham said, �God will providehimself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.� So they wentboth of them together.When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abrahambuilt an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and boundIsaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10 ThenAbraham put forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, andsaid, �Abraham, Abraham!� And he said, �Here am I.� 12 He said,�Do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him; for nowI know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son,your only son, from me.� 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes andlooked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket byhis horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it upas a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called thename of that place The Lord will provide.�Just as the wood was placed on the back of the only son Isaac,the wood of the cross was placed on Jesus� back, who is the only Son ofGod.The thicket (thorns) surrounded the horns, or the head of the ram(Genesis 22:13),And likewise around Jesus head was a crown of thorns.The love Abraham has for his only son prefigures the perfect andinfinite love that God the Father has for his only Son, Jesus.Read more at




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Genesis 22 takes place at Jeru-Salem.2 Chronicles 3:1 reveals that Mount Moriah is in Jerusalemwhere Solomon builds his temple.Genesis 22:14 NAB�Abraham named the site Yahweh-yireh; hence people now say,�On the mountain the LORD will see.�The New American Bible Notes:Yahweh-yireh: a Hebrew expression meaning �the Lord willsee�; the reference is to the words in Genesis 22:8, �Godhimself will see to it.�Genesis 14:18�Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, andbeing a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with thesewords ��Psalm 76:2�His abode has been established in Salem,his dwelling place in Zion.�Hebrews 7:1-17�This �Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God MostHigh,� �met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of thekings� and �blessed him.�2 And Abraham apportioned to him �a tenth of everything.�His name first means righteous king, and he was also �kingof Salem,� that is, king of peace. �17 For it is testified:�You are a priest foreveraccording to the order of Melchizedek.�The New American Bible Notes:In Genesis 14, the Hebrew text does not state explicitly whogave tithes to whom. The author of Hebrews supplies Abrahamas the subject, according to a contemporary interpretationof the passage. This supports the argument of the midrashand makes it possible to see in Melchizedek a type of Jesus.The messianic blessings of righteousness and peace areforeshadowed in the names �Melchizedek� and �Salem.�Jesus bares the curse and redeems theworld.Genesis 3:17-18�To the man he said: �Because you listened to your wife andate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat,�Cursed be the ground because of you! In toil shall you eatits yield all the days of your life.18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to you ��

Isaac Is a Type and Shadow of Jesus Christ

God instructed Abraham to sacrifice Isaac for two reasons, which I discussed in detail in a recent blog article. First and foremost, he desired to put Abraham to the test (Genesis 22:1). Second, He want to see a representation of what He would accomplish with His Son two thousand years in the future. Isaac is one of the most eloquent Old Testament representations of Christ. Here are a few examples of parallelism!

Isaac and Jesus Were Only Begotten Sons

When it comes to Isaac and Jesus, the parallels between them are presented instantly and firmly in Genesis 22:2. The terminology used in the Old Testament in relation to Abraham and Isaac is nearly identical to the language used in the New Testament in relation to God the Father and His Son. God addressed Abraham as “your son, your only son” in Genesis 22:2 (NIV). He said these words two more times before stopping:

  • “And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the kid, or do anything to him
  • For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.'” Genesis 22:12—”And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the child, or do anything to him.'”
  • According to Genesis 22:16, “By Myself, says the Lord, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your own son,” the Lord has vowed by Himself.

In the Bible, God doesn’t spend any time saying anything. When He is repetitious, He has a good purpose for doing so. God does not emphasize with highlighting, italics, underlining, or bolding, but He does repeat Himself when He wants to make sure we don’t miss anything important or important. God wants us to understand that Isaac was his “son, and only son.” Given that Abraham had a second son, Ishmael, it’s difficult to see how God can refer to Isaac as Abraham’s “only” son. The term “only” does not refer to a single individual.

Here are a couple such examples:

  • “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was vast in the world, and that every purpose of the thoughts of his heart was only evil on an ongoing basis,” says Genesis 6:5.
  • “So He annihilated all living things that were on the face of the earth, including man and cattle, crawling things, and birds of the air,” says Genesis 7:23. “This included man and cattle, creeping things, and birds of the air.” They were exterminated off the face of the world. No one else survived except for Noah and those who were with him in the ark. “

As a reminder, the Old Testament is predominantly written in Hebrew (with a few minor sections written in Aramaic), and the word for “only” in Genesis 22:2 isyachiyd, which literally translates as “unique.” That Isaac is Abraham’s one-of-a-kind son is being alluded to in the verses above. The same word is translated as “precious” in the following passages from the Bible:

  • The following verses from Psalm 22:20: “Deliver Me from the sword, My preciouslife from the power of the dog.” and Psalm 35:17: “Rescue me from their destructions, My preciouslife from the lions.”

According to the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT), yachiyd is an acronym that stands for “only born son.” This makes Isaac resemble Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, who is depicted in the Bible. The term “begotten” does not imply the term “made.” In order to ensure that no one misunderstood the word, the writers of theNicene Creed wrote:I believe. in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were created.

What does it mean to be born if it does not mean to be created?

This distinguishes Him from Christians who have been adopted as sons and daughters of God, as well as angels, who are also referred to as “sons of God” (Genesis 6:4, Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7 cf. Hebrews 1:5-14). The word monogenes appears just nine times in the Bible:

  • (Luke 7:12
  • 8:42
  • And 9:38) Three times in the Gospel of Luke, the word “only” (monogenes) was used to describe parents who had lost their “only” child (monogenes). “The only begotten (monogenes) Son” (John 1:14, 18, 3:16, 18, 1 John 4:9) was used five times by John to allude to Jesus as “the only begotten (monogenes) Son.”

Lastly, the term is used to identify the other figure in Scripture who shares the same name as Jesus: When Abraham was put to the test, he responded by offering his son Isaac. His only son (monogenes) and only son (monogenes). 11:17 (Hebrews 11:17) God instructed Abraham to sacrifice Isaac rather than Ishmael because He desired for him to sacrifice his only born, exceptional, one-of-a-kind, and precious son, Isaac. This looked forward to God offering up His only born, special, one-of-a-kind, and priceless Son as a sacrifice.

Isaac and Jesus Were Named by God

God stated to Abraham in Genesis 22:2, “.your only sonIsaac.” The introduction of Isaac’s name establishes a link between him and Jesus. Isaac also had the distinction of being named by God, rather than by his human parents, which was an uncommon occurrence. Take note of the parallelism that exists between these two verses:

  • Genesis 17:19 says, “Sarah. will bear you a son, and you shall name him Isaac.” Matthew 1:21 says, “she will bear you a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus.”

Isaac and Jesus Were Burnt Offerings

God announced in Genesis 22:2 that he would “.and give him there as a burnt sacrifice.” God did not just request that Abraham sacrifice Isaac. He expressly instructed that he be “offered as a burned offering.” God is repeating himself in order to ensure that we do not miss this. Between verses two and thirteen, the phrase “burnt offering” appear a total of six times. It seems like every other passage informs us that Isaac was to be sacrificed as a burnt offering. Burnt sacrifices are described in Leviticus 1.

  • The flesh, bones, and innards had been fully charred, and this was the piece that God had set aside.
  • Burnt sacrifices are an appropriate representation of Christ.
  • Leviticus 1:9, 13, and 17 are examples of adverbial adverbials.
  • Paul writes in Ephesians 5:2 that Leviticus 1:4 is the most important verse.
  • “He shall place his hand on the head of the burnt sacrifice,” according to Leviticus 1:4a. This communicated the passage of guilt to the sacrifice, and it alluded to the manner in which our sins are transmitted to Jesus Christ. “The Lord has thrown on him the sin of us all,” according to Isaiah 53:6. The imagery of the account is maintained by showing Abraham holding the knife in one hand while placing his other hand on Isaac’s head
  • Leviticus 1:4b says the burnt offering “will be accepted onbehalf of” referring to the way Christ died in our place
  • Leviticus 1:4c says the burnt offering “will make atonement for” referring to the way Jesus made atonement for our sins
  • Leviticus 1:4d says the burnt offering “will make atonement for

“The priest is responsible for transporting the ashes outside of the camp.” Leviticus 6:11 is a passage from the Old Testament. The sacrifice of Christ is discussed in the same language: “He. suffered outside the gate.” In order to bring His censure onto ourselves, let us walk forth to Him beyond the tent. 12-13 (Hebrews 13:12-13) According to Leviticus 1:9 and 13, “the priest shall burn everything on the altar.” Unlike burnt sacrifices, which were entirely consumed, Jesus is the actual and greater Burnt Offering, who was willing to be completely consumed in order to atone for our sins.

Isaac and Jesus Were “Offered” Up

God instructed Abraham to “.and travel to the country of Moriah, and offer him there.” in Genesis 22:2. It isalah, which is the Hebrew word for “offered,” but it does not mean “provided” or “presented” in the way that we would expect it to. It is defined as “to go up, ascend, climb, be taken or carried up” in many contexts. In this tradition, it is believed that when anything is sacrificed, it is “lifted” to God.

Six hundred and seventy-six times the Hebrew word alah appears in the Old Testament, 676 of those occurrences being translated as “up.” Essentially, when Abraham was asked to “offer” Isaac, what he was really being told to do was “raise him up.” The following is how Jesus described His sacrifice:

  • As Moses held up the snake in the desert, so too must the Son of Man be lifted up, as it is written in John 3:14. The Bible states in John 12:32, “If I am raised up from the earth, I will bring all peoples to Myself.”
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Isaac and Jesus Were Accompanied by Two Men on Their Way to Be Sacrificed

In the meantime, Abraham arose early in the morning, mounted his donkey, and accompanied Isaac by two other young men. He divided the wood for the burned sacrifice and arose to go to the location where God had instructed him to go. As a result, Abraham instructed his young men to “remain here with the donkey; the lad and I will go thither to worship, after which we will return to you.” Genesis 22:3, 5 are the verses that say Like when Jesus was sacrificed, Isaac was accompanied by two men on his way to be sacrificed.

Matthew 27:38 (KJV) It was impossible for the two men to observe the events that transpired between Abraham and Isaac.

At the time of Jesus’ death on the cross, there was complete darkness over all of Israel from the sixth hour to the ninth hour.

Isaac and Jesus Carried the Wood for Their Sacrifices

So Abraham took the wood for the burned offering and placed it on Isaac his son; he also took the fire in his hand, as well as a knife, and the two of them proceeded together to the place of sacrifice. It is stressed throughout the tale, and it is stated five times in verses 3, 6, 7, and nine times in verse 9. Genesis 22:6aThe wood for the burned offering is highlighted throughout the account, and it is mentioned five times in verses 3, 6, 7, and nine times in verse 9. The wood has its gaze fixed on the crucifix.

19:17 (John 19:17) Similar to how Jesus carried the wood for His offering on His shoulders as He prepared to die, so did Isaac carry the wood for his sacrifice on his shoulders as he was about to die in the same way.

Isaac and Jesus Were Willing to Experience Their Father’s Fire

He took the fire in his hand as well as a knife, and the two of them set off together. Genesis 22:6b (Bible) In verses 6 and 7, the word “fire” is referenced twice more. Although we would anticipate verse 6 to indicate that Abraham took the tools for constructing the fire, the Bible actually says that he “took the fire in his hand” (NKJV, ESV, NASB) or “carrying the fire” (NIV). Though it may seem strange, this passage looks forward to God’s wrath, which is frequently connected with fire: When God unleashed His vengeance on Sodom and Gomorrah, he rained down fire and brimstone from the skies over the cities (Genesis 19:24, Luke 17:29).

When Abraham carried the fire, it foreshadowed the anger God the Father would pour out and which the Son would ultimately extinguish.

The reason we are not consumed by God’s anger is that Jesus was ready to take God’s wrath upon himself for our sake. When God kindled the fire for His Son, God’s kindness extinguished it for the sake of Christians.

Isaac and Jesus Were Sacrificial Lambs

However, Isaac addressed Abraham as his father and said, “My father!” And he added, “Look, here I am, my son,” before walking away. “Look, there’s a fire and a pile of wood, but where’s the lamb for a burned offering?” he said. And Abraham replied to his son, “My son, God will furnish Himself with a lamb for a burned sacrifice.” As a result, the two of them traveled together. Genesis 22:7-8 is a biblical passage. Abraham believed that if he sacrificed Isaac, God would resurrect him from the dead.

  1. Hebrews 11:19 is a verse that states that If Abraham intended to sacrifice Isaac, why did he also state that God would provide a lamb for the sacrifice?
  2. The Moody Bible Commentary is a one-volume commentary on the entire Bible written by the faculty of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
  3. 81 (2014, 2014).
  4. In asking, “Where is the lamb?” Isaac was asking one of the most crucial inquiries in all of human history.
  5. God would give a lamb, and John the Baptist recognized Him two thousand years later when he declared, “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who wipes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29).

Isaac and Jesus Were in Agreement with Their Fathers

It all came together. “My son, God will furnish Himself with a lamb for a burnt offering,” Abraham explained to his son Isaac. As a result, the two of them traveled together. Genesis 22:6, 8 (NASB) The repeating of the phrase “the two of them traveled together” demonstrates the bond that exists between father and son. Take a look at these verses:

  • ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whomever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life,’ says John 3:16, the Bible’s most famous verse.
  • 1 In John 3:16, Jesus says, “By this we know love, since He lay down His life for us.”

The gospel reminds us of the Father’s love for lost sinners (John 3:16) and the Son’s love for those for whom He died (John 3:16), but all of this was accomplished only through the cooperation of the Father and the Son. The prophet inquires, “Can two people walk together unless they are in agreement?” 3:1 (Amos 3:3) A comparison may be made between the agreement between Abraham and Isaac and the agreement between God the Father and God the Son. In His prayer as a high priest, Jesus declared: “I and My Father are one.

And I have given them the glory that You have given me, so that they may be one with us, just as we are one with you: I in them, and you in Me.

“The church of God, which Jesus purchased with His blood,” or “The church of God, which He purchased with the blood of His Son,” are the kinds of phrases we’d expect to see in the passage.

The fact that Jesus shed His blood and God purchased the church with “His own blood” proves that Jesus is God: “God so loved the world that He gave His only born Son.” John 3:16 is a biblical passage that teaches that God is love.

The cooperation of the Father and the Son was foreshadowed two thousand years earlier when Abraham and Isaac went together to Mount Moriah in the wilderness.

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you notice any more parallels between Jesus and Isaac, or between God the Father and Abraham, in Genesis 22:2-6? Which of the parallels between Isaac and Jesus struck you as the most significant? What do the flames and the wood symbolize
  2. What was it in Isaac and Jesus that made them both willing to be sacrificed? What other means did Jesus use to indicate agreement with His Father during His earthly existence, other from the crucifixion
  3. And

037-01: Christ Prefigured in the Old Testament – International Catholic University

Christ’s prefigurement in the Old Testament may be found on a variety of levels. Despite the importance of certain prophetic texts, it is not just a question of whether or not they exist. Rather, the whole historical narrative of the Old Testament portrays the Messiah, who is to bring about the restoration of Israel, as the central character. (It should be noted that the term “messiah” refers to the Hebrew word for “anointed one,” which is translated as “Christ” in Greek.) In this session, we will look at some of the most important Christological figures.

Types are individuals, events, or things from the narrative of Scripture that point to Christ as the center of the story.

The Kingdom of God

The central theme of the Old Testament story is God’s long-term intention to establish his righteous dominion on the earth. As all kingdoms require land and people, so God’s holy kingdom necessitates a holy territory and a holy people in order to function properly and effectively. What exactly does this imply? The term “holy people” refers to a group of individuals who are free of taint or impurity, who are full of righteousness and justice (the Greek word workdikaiosune can be translated as both), and who can stand before God without embarrassment or shame.

As a result, as we will see later, the idea of sacred land is more than just a geographical term.

A result of the fall, the human race was separated from God’s presence, as well as from its own righteousness (the holy people) (holy land).

Although the kingdom of God is completely proclaimed and originally realized in Christ, its full and ultimate realization will only be accomplished when Christ returns in the third and last resurrection.

Types of Christ

The Old Testament has a plethora of representations of Christ. Among the images depicting the core subject of holy people and holy country, just a handful are highlighted in this lesson. The tale of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac is found in Genesis 22, and it is well-known. Isaac is the obedient son who brings the wood for his own sacrifice to the summit of Mount Moriah, as a sign of his loyalty. “Behold, the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burned offering?” Isaac inquires of his father, Abraham.

  1. The angel of God intervenes to prevent Abraham from sacrificing his only son (see 22:16), which would be the only way for God to bring about the fulfillment of God’s promise of numerous offspring to the already elderly Abraham.
  2. He named the town YHWH jireh, which means “The Lord will supply,” and the last part of the word is the rootjeru for what will eventually be known as Jerusalem.
  3. Abraham’s descendants are still waiting for the day when God will give the lamb for sacrifice on his own initiative.
  4. Immediately prior to departing on the departure, all of Israel’s families must commemorate the Passover holiday and sacrifice the Passover lamb.
  5. Then Israel is rescued from Egypt, and the Passover feast is celebrated every year as the nation’s most important holiday.
  6. God, on the other hand, had not yet done so.
  7. It was on this site that the Temple, as well as all of its sacrifices, were built, since Abraham had promised God that God would supply the lamb for the sacrifice.
  8. Israel anticipated the arrival of God’s lamb, which he would send forth.

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world!” says John the Baptist in the Gospel of John, summarizing the hopes of Israel and proclaiming that God is now fulfilling them when he sees Jesus and exclaims, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (See also Jn 1:29) According to Genesis 22, God has now given the lamb who will atone for all sins and bring about the global blessing upon all nations, including Jews and Gentiles, as he had promised to Abraham in that chapter of Scripture.

Jacob’s Ladder

In his attempt to flee from his brother Esau, Jacob spent the night out in the open, sleeping with his head resting on a stone. “He had a dream that there was a ladder built up on the earth, with the top of it reaching to the heavens, and he saw the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” (Genesis 28:12) Heaven and earth will finally come together, according to Jacob’s vision. Heaven will live on earth through him, who will be called Israel and will thus personify the people and mission of Israel.

  1. When he regained consciousness, he said, “The Lord is surely present in this area, and I was completely unaware of it.
  2. No, it is none other than God’s dwelling, and here is the entrance to the kingdom of heaven.” He renames the location Bethel, which literally translates as “house of God.” Here we witness the beginning of the fulfillment of the promise of the holy country, a land in which God himself resides.
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  4. In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus comes face to face with a devout Israelite called Nathanael, who acknowledges Jesus as the Son of God and King of Israel.
  5. Jesus is now the new Bethel, the new home of God, and the new Temple, replacing the Old Testament.
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God’s Presence through the King

God initially did not want a human ruler in Israel, and he claims that Israel’s demand for a human ruler on par with the other countries is a rejection of God’s authority as King of Israel (see 1 Sam 8). However, in a miracle of God’s love and wisdom, he recovered the human monarch and anointed him as a visible evidence of his presence among humanity, which became known as the reign of the anointed one. During the time of David, God forms a covenant with him, promising that the Son of David will construct the Temple, “a temple for my name,” and that the Son of David will be seated on an eternal throne.

  • As part of a coronation ceremony, Monarch David is declared to be God’s son in Psalm 2.
  • (2:7).
  • The monarch joins forces with the Lord to combat those who are in rebellion against God’s authority.
  • Apart from serving as a conduit for God’s presence (holy land), the monarch is also responsible for establishing righteousness and justice inside his kingdom (holy people).
  • The Davidic rulers were sometimes referred to as “shepherds of the flock of God.” It is stated that King David used to work as a sheepherder (similar to Moses) before ascending to the position of shepherd, or king, over the United Kingdom of Israel.

The prophet Ezekiel decries the kings of Israel, saying: “The kings of Israel have done wrong.” “This is what the Lord God says: “Arise, shepherds of Israel, who have been feeding yourself!” Shouldn’t the shepherds be responsible for feeding the sheep?” Ezekiel 34:2 says, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “I This act of disloyalty strikes to the heart of the agreement.

  1. Though God’s anointed rulers were intended to be a symbol of God’s presence among humanity, in reality they served as hurdles and even opponents to God’s will.
  2. After that, God promises, “The Lord God says, “I will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will cause them to lay down.” He will be the one who makes them lie down.
  3. In order to fully comprehend Jesus’ statements, we must consider them in the context of the Old Testament “I am the good shepherd, and I am here to help you.
  4. Jesus claims the role of the Old Testament monarchs as well as the role of the Lord, who had promised to come and shepherd the people personally one day in the Old Testament.
  5. The Word of God resolves this issue by adopting the characteristics of a human being.
  6. As a human being, he had the ability to stand among other human beings and perform the position of the lord’s anointed, who was responsible for mediating God’s presence.
  7. Jesus Christ, in both his divine and human natures, meets both of these requirements.

It is also possible to express it in the words of St.

Paul, who wrote: “The Word became flesh and lived among us” (Jn 1:14) and “the entire fullness of divinity dwells physically” (Phil 1:23).

The Incarnation of the Word, if it is successful in accomplishing the task at hand, raises the question of what will happen after Jesus’ Ascension, when his human form is no longer visibly present on earth.

The Church, as the mystical body of Christ, serves as the living embodiment of our Lord Jesus Christ on a continuous basis.

After claiming to be the good shepherd, Jesus does not rest on his laurels.

“Do you love me more than these?” Jesus asks Peter three times in one day.

“Yes, Lord,” Peter responds three times in a row. “Feed my sheep,” Jesus tells Peter three times in one conversation (cf. Jn 21:15-17). Peter, and the Petrine office as it develops, serve as a mediator between Jesus and the Father, just as Jesus serves as a mediator between God the Father and us.

Reading Assignment

Verse 22 of Genesis, 2 Samuel 7, Ezekiel 34, Ps 23, CCC 128-133

Writing Assignment

Writing an article of two pages in which you define the Church’s concept of typology and how it combines the Old and New Testaments will be considered for this assignment. Include particular examples of Christ’s various personalities.

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According to the metaphor, “he did receive him back,” that is, by way of a representation and type of the resurrection. He was put to death by his father’s enthusiasm, but he was brought back to life by the word of the person who stopped the killing from taking place. The sort of rescuing passion that he possessed was also foreshadowed in him. “Your father Abraham delighted at the prospect of seeing my day; he saw it and was pleased,” the Lord remarked to the Jews. Theodoret, Bishop of Cry (Cyrrhus) from 393 to 466 AD, provided an interpretation of Hebrews 11:19 in his commentary on the passage.

  • Isaac and Jesus were the “only, cherished” sons of a just parent
  • Both were sacrificed for the sake of the world. Genesis 21:14 records that Ishmael had been banished
  • Both Isaac and Jesus are referred to as “sons of Abraham.” On the third day, both sons were “resurrected” or “given back” to their fathers [Genesis 22:2
  • John 1:29
  • Matthew 27:35
  • Mark 15:24
  • Luke 23:33
  • John 11:5019:17-18] and were “resurrected” or “given back” to their fathers [Genesis 22:2
  • John 11: When God forced Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac was basically “dead” in the eyes of his heartbroken father. God offered another sacrifice on the “third day,” and his son’s life was once again restored. On the third day after his death on the cross, God’s son was raised from the dead! The Bible [Genesis 22:4, Matthew 16:21, 17:23, 20 and 19
  • Mark 9:31
  • Luke 9:22
  • 18:22
  • 24:7, 44-47
  • Acts 10:40
  • 1 Corinthians 15:4]
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Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac What did Abraham and Isaac learn from this experience? –

Abraham brought his son Isaac and prepared to give him as a sacrifice, certain that God would raise him from the dead and fulfill His promises to Abraham, including the promise to bless all nations via the Seed of Abraham and Isaac (cf. Gen. 22:17). And, in a metaphorical sense, Abraham received his son back from the dead living again.

How does Isaac prefigure Jesus?

What was Isaac’s role in prefiguring Jesus? Because he carried the wood for his sacrifice, Isaac served as a foreshadowing of Jesus’ crucifixion. In the same way that Jesus carried His wood (cross). Because the meal supplied to the brothers represents the body of Christ, Joseph is said to have prefigured Jesus.

What did God tell Abraham about Isaac?

God put Abraham through his paces later on. “Abraham!” he said to him. “I’m right here,” he said. When God spoke, he instructed Abraham to take his son, his only son, Isaac, whom he cherished, and travel to the land of Moriah. On one of the mountains I will tell you about, sacrifice him as a burned offering as a thank-you for your service.”

How did Abraham follow God?

Following God’s summons, Abraham left Ur in Mesopotamia, according to the biblical book of Genesis. He was told that God wanted him to establish a new country in an unnamed area, which he eventually discovered to be Canaan. He deferred to the dictates of God, from whom he had received repeated assurances and a covenant that his “seed” would inherit the country, and he did so without hesitation.

Why is Abraham called as the man of obedience and faith?

According to the biblical book of Genesis, Abraham left Ur, which was located in Mesopotamia, because God summoned him to establish a new country in an undesignated area, which he eventually discovered to be Canaan, according to the Bible.

He deferred to the commandments of God, from whom he had received several promises and a commitment that his “seed” would inherit the country, and he did so without hesitation.

Did Abraham go to Sodom and Gomorrah?

The biblical story as well as religious beliefs In the Genesis story, God reveals to Abraham that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would be destroyed because of their heinous crimes (18:20). Abraham pleads for the lives of any upright individuals who may be present, particularly for the lives of his nephew, Lot, and his family, who are now in the area.

Is Jacob the son of Isaac?

Religious beliefs and the biblical story As recorded in the book of Genesis, God reveals to Abraham that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would be destroyed because of their heinous transgressions (18:20). Specifically, Abraham argues for the lives of any virtuous individuals who may be there, including his nephew Lot and his family, and for the lives of any righteous people present.

Who were Adam and Eve’s children?

Cain, Abel, and Seth are three of Adam and Eve’s offspring that are mentioned in the book of Genesis.

Walking to Death: Isaac and Jesus

How sweetly and ingeniously the Old Testament foreshadows the coming of the Messiah. I came across the following passage today when reading about Abraham and Isaac travelling to the mountain where Isaac was to be sacrificed. Some, but not all, think that this is the same mount on which the Temple would eventually be constructed, and that it is located near to the site where Jesus would later be crucified. “Abraham took the wood for the burned sacrifice and lay it on Isaac his son, and he took the fire and the knife from the altar and placed them on Isaac his son.” As a result, the two of them continued walking together” (Genesis 22:6).

“They took Jesus, then, and He walked forth, bearing his own cross, to the site named the Place of a Skull, which is known in Hebrew as Golgotha,” John stated briefly, without mentioning Simon of Cyrene’s subsequent assistance (Jn 19:17).

The son Isaac went alongside his father, Abraham, just as the Son Christ walked alongside his Father in perfect unbroken oneness as He had always known for all of eternity past to the location of his imminent death, as He had always known for all of eternity past.

When Isaac heard the voice of “The Angel of the LORD,” he was roused from his near-death state.

In fact, it is precisely the phrase employed in the Genesis narrative in order for us to be able to draw this link between Jesus as the later Isaac and Jesus as the deliverer.

Jesus rose from the dead after fully atoning for the sins of those he came to redeem them, which was a step beyond what occurred to Isaac but nevertheless identical.

Consider how the eternal Son must have felt as he faced his death in those Genesis moments, as well as Isaac’s rescue, which he would later come to understand in a far more deep sense. Note from the editor: This article was first published on Christian Communicators Worldwide.

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