Nicole Young Biblical Theology Professor Brubaker Essay 5 February 18, 2011 One definition of typology “sees the historical events in the Old Testament as providing the focus of faith in the promises of God which point beyond these events to the reality which is to come in Christ” Meaning the events that have taken place in the Old Testament show faith in what God has done and what he will do in the future. Such as in Genesis when Abel, by faith brought the best of his flock as an offering, while his brother Cain brought an offering that was not good. Which teaches us that God looks at the heart not at how much we give or do not give. David was used by the Lord to kill Goliath (1 Samuel 17.) “ David said to the Philistine, “ you come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied (1 Samuel 17:45-46.) He continues to be faithful to the Lord but he is not sinless in 2 Samuel chapter 11 he commits adultery with Bathsheba, and David
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