Old Testament Typology

christ in the ot
"One day God would send another Prince, a young Prince whose heart would break. Like Joseph, he would leave his home and his Father. His brothers would hate him and want him dead. He would be sold for pieces of silver. He would be punished even though he had done nothing wrong.But God would use everything that happened to this young Prince – even the bad things – to do something good: to forgive the sins of the whole world." - Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Story Book Bible

As we journey through the Bible chronologically, one thing becomes abundantly clear...There is a glorious relationship between the Testaments and we see beautiful foreshadowing of Jesus Christ in many places!

In short, a type is a shadow cast on the pages of Old Testament history by a truth whose full embodiment or antitype is found in the New Testament revelation.

Here are several great articles and resources on the subject: 

Gleanings in Genesis by A.W. Pink

Where do we find Jesus in the Old Testament?


Joseph and Jesus
by A. W. Pink

Joseph as a Type of Christ
Bible History

Was Joseph a Type of the Messiah? Tracing the Typological Identification between Joseph, David, and Jesus 
by James Hamilton

Voddie Baucham
Joseph – A Type Of Christ (chart)
by Andrew Bernhardt
Joseph and Jesus
from Bible Lives


The Typology of Scripture (eBook)
by Patrick Fairbairn

Christ in the Old Testament:: Biblical Metaphor & Typology (MP3)
by Edmund P Clowney

Tropologia: A Key To Open Scripture Metaphors (eBook)
by Benjamin Keach

Can you list the fulfilled prophecies, typologies, shadows, allegories, and illusions to Christ In the Old Testament?
by Reformed Answers

Grace and Truth: The Glory and Fulness of the Redeemer Displayed
by William M’Ewen

Typological Writings
by Jonathan Edwards

Joseph and Jesus