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Glossary of Literary Theory
A mode of biblical exegesis initiated by Saint Paul. According to typological
or figural interpretation, persons and events in the Old Testament (called
types, or figurae) are viewed as foreshadowings of similar persons or events
in the New Testament: Abraham and Moses, for example, are seen as types
for Jesus Christ.
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