Christology in the Old Testament

I meant to post this a little earlier but a couple of weeks ago I attended a forum at Southern Seminary titled, “Christology in the Old Testament: A panel discussion of how and to what extent we should see Christ in the Old Testament.” It was both informative and discouraging. It was discouraging due to the time they had to discuss this vast topic. It was also discouraging in the fact that as allegorizing is typically easier to avoid in the Old Testament typology is a more precise and careful discipline than I have ever thought. For instance I have always seen Joseph as a type of Christ and still do but according to Dr. Gentry he would not stretch it as far as Joseph being a type. There are certain criteria one needs to follow when asserting someone as a type of Christ. Click here to listen to the whole forum. The discussion is about an hour and will be well worth a listen.



Dr. Hamilton has listed some other resources that support his view on his blog. I have copied and pasted them below for your convenience:

“The Virgin Will Conceive: Typological Fulfillment in Matthew 1:18-23,” in Built upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew, ed. John Nolland and Dan Gurtner, 228-47. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008 (for the presentation version, click the cover of the book on the right side of the page).

The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham,Tyndale Bulletin 58.2 (2007), 253-73.

The Messianic Music of the Song of Songs: A Non-Allegorical Interpretation,” Westminster Theological Journal 68 (2006) 331-45.

The Skull Crushing Seed of the Woman: Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Genesis 3:15,The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 10.2 (2006), 30-54.

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