A kind of thing that can have multiple tokens or instances. For example, there are six different letter-tokens, but only two different letter-types, in the following sequence: ABBBAA.
a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
a Biblical person, thing, action, or an event, a ' prefigurement ', or a ' shadow ', in the Old Testament, of a new truth, a new action, or a new event in the New Testament
a divine illustration, and they can be classified as to persons, events, things, ceremonies, and institutions
a divinely instituted adumbration or reference to some future thing
a historical fact that illustrates a spiritual truth
an example or illustration that points to a person or an event
an example, pattern, or general similitude to a person, event, or thing which is to come
an image, shadow, or symbol appearing in the Bible
an impression made by a person, an object or an event in the Old Testament that foreshadows the coming of the Messiah, in His person and/or His work
an institution, historical event or person, ordained by God, which effectively prefigures some truth connected with Christianity
an Old Testament event foreshadowing a New Testament event, person or truth
an OT feature which God has designed to foreshadow a greater fulfillment in the NT
a person, event, or institution divinely adapted to represent a spiritual reality, or to prefigure a person or truth to be later revealed
a person, event, or thing in the Old Testament which foreshadows or symbolizes some future reality God brings to pass
a person or thing in the Bible which God used to represent some other person, thing, or event that would appear in the future
a prophetic model that prefigures something fulfilled by a later reality
a prophetic symbol, a person, thing, institution, or event which refers to Christ and His redeeming work, " a shadow of the good things to come" (Heb
a representation by one thing of another
a stored concept, in contrast with the particular bits of experience which are tokens of it
a story from the Old Testament which was held to prefigure a story from the New Testament return to beginning
In the Christian context, a "type" is a person, thing, or event serving as a prophetic symbol. Thus, persons, things, or events in the Hebrew Bible are understood as prophetic symbols or "types" of persons, things, or events in the New Testament. Christian typology deals with symbolic representation, which is particularly common in Early Christian art. Return to Theme
A type is a category of being. A human is a type of thing; a cloud is a type of thing (entity); and so on. A particular instance of a type is called a token of that thing; so Socrates was a token of a human being, but is not any longer since he is dead.