Did Old Testament saints comprehend the types and shadows as pointing to better things to come? This article evaluates the view of one scholar who argued that such saints did not, and shows it to be lacking. The author explains that the symbol and type needed the Word, which was there to explain their function, that they were but images of the reality to come.
How is the Bible a unity? The Scriptures makes it clear that God has a unified plan for all of history. God’s ultimate purpose realized in the fullness of time is to unite all things in Christ (Ephesians 1:10). The Old Testament contains God’s promises and covenants. All of these were shadows, prefigurements, and types.