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Type

Type

occurs only once in Scripture ( 1 Corinthians 10:11 , A.V. marg.). The Greek word tupos is rendered "print" ( John 20:25 ), "figure" ( Acts 7:43 ; Romans 5:14 ), "fashion" ( Acts 7:44 ), "manner" ( Acts 23:25 ), "form" ( Romans 6:17 ), "example" or "ensample" ( 1 Corinthians 10:6 1 Corinthians 10:11 ; Phil 3:17 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:7 ; 2 th 3:9 ; 1 Timothy 4:12 ). It properly means a "model" or "pattern" or "mould" into which clay or wax was pressed, that it might take the figure or exact shape of the mould. The word "type" is generally used to denote a resemblance between something present and something future, which is called the "antitype."

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Type". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .