Typology Lesson 8


The events in the life of Joseph are types of the events in the life Jesus.

1. Joseph was sent by his  unto his brethren.

(Genesis 37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.)

to question 1.

2. Jesus was sent by his  unto his brethren.  

(John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.)

to question 2.

3. Was Joseph received or rejected by his brethern?  

(Genesis 37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.)

to question 3.

4. Was Jesus received or rejected by his brethren?  

(John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.)

to question 4.

5. Joseph was sold to the Ishmeelites for  pieces of silver.  

(Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.)

to question 5.

6. Jesus was sold to the chief priest for  pieces of silver.

 (Matthew 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.)

to question 6.

7. Did Joseph give into the temptation by his master's wife?  

(Genesis 39:10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.)

to question 7.

8. Did Jesus give into the temptation by the devil?  

(Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.)

to question 8.

9. Was Joseph unjustly accused and condemned?  

(Genesis 39:14-19 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.)

to question 9.

10. Was Jesus unjustly accused and condemned?    

(Mark 15:3-5 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

5        But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

Mark 15:13-15 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.)

to question 10.

11. Joseph was placed (buried) in .

(Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.)

to question 11.

12. Jesus was buried in the tomb of .

(Matthew 27:57-60 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.)

to question 12.

13. Was Joseph resurrected from prison and exalted to rule with Pharaoh?  

(Genesis 41:39-40 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.)

to question 13.

14. Jesus was raised from the dead and God set him at his own hand in the heavenly places and hath put  thing under his feet.

 (Ephesians 1:20-23 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.)

to question 14.

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