Types of Christ

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(This post was formerly titled “Illustrations of Christ.”)

Google defines “type,” in part, as “a person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something.”  There are two places in the Bible where types of Christ are explicitlty named: Romans 5:14 (where the type is Adam) and Hebrews 11:19 (where the type is Isaac).  Yet there are many types of Christ in the Bible – such as when John the Baptist said of Jesus, “Behold, the lamb of God!”

A type of Christ can be an example, foreshadowing, figure, picture, illustration, or other representation of some aspect of His being.

Here then is a beginning of the many types of Christ.

Adam  –  Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 15:45

Cornerstone (sometimes this appears as one word, other times as two; see also Stone and Rock)  –  Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16

Isaac  –  Hebrews 11:19

Israelite  –  Deuteronomy 17:14-20

King  –  John 18:36-37;;; Deuteronomy 17:14-20

Lamb (includes references to “sheep”)


Man  – Deuteronomy 17:14-20; Ecclesiastes 9:14-18

Moses  –  Acts 3:22; 7:37;;; Deuteronomy 18:15;

Passover  –  1 Corinthians 5:7

Rock (see also Stone and Cornerstone)  –  Psalm 18:2; Isaiah 51:1

Seed  –  John 12:24; 1 Peter 1:23

Sheep  –  See Lamb.

Stone (see also Rock and Cornerstone)  –  Genesis 28:11, 18, 22; Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Daniel 2:34, 35, 45


Word  –  John 1:1