A Dictionary of Bible Types (eBook)
Format: Electronic Book
Ministry/Author: Walter Lewis Wilson
Description: This book is a dictionary of types within the Bible as described by Walter L. Wilson.
‘Because typology is a subject of much discussion and because there are differences of opinion concerning the meaning of types, it has seemed best to divide the material in this book into three groups.
1. The passages marked with the letter (a) are pure types, plainly described as such and referred to as such in the Scripture. There is no question about them.
2. Those marked (b) seem to be types because of their use and because the evident meaning they convey.
3. Those marked (c) are passages in which there may be a question as to whether or not they are types. The descriptions given of these passages are offered only as suggestions of lessons which may be learned from them. The writer claims no superior knowledge whatever in regard to their meaning and will be quite happy for others to have their own thoughts about them. There will be no spirit of criticism in the matter.
Sometimes a number of separate words are used to describe more or less the same thing. These have been designated as types, symbols, signs, shadows, representations, pictures, figures and patterns, in order to make them more lucid for the average reader. The author has refrained from making final decisions in these passages under class (c) and has left it to the student to settle in his or her own mind as he or she pursues their study.
In presenting this compendium of types, shadows, signs and symbols, an effort has been made to furnish, for the Bible student, a fairly complete explanation of the Scripture passages.’
Walter Lewis Wilson, M.D., D.D., L.H.D.