Types in Genesis


Noah’s Ark as a Type of Deliverance

In the Ark we see the Deliverance YAHWEH has provided for us in MESSIAH.

Gen.6:5; Gen.6:7. And YAHWEH saw that the wickedness of man -- great in the land … YAHWEH said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the land;

2Pe.3:6. the world which then existed was destroyed by a deluge of water.

2Pe.3:7; 2Pe.3:11. But the heavens and the land that now are (by the same LOGOS) -- are treasured up -- guarded to fire to the day of judgment and ruin of irreverent humanity.…. Since all these things thus being dissolved in this manner what sort of people must we be…

Gen.6:1-22. The Ark was ELOHIM’s plan, it had to be made according to His measure.

Rom.3:24-25. “The redemption” that is in MESSIAH Jesus is also ELOHIM’s plan; for the next verse says, “whom ELOHIM has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in His blood,”

The Ark was a place of safety.

Heb.6:18. who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the expectation set before us,

The Ark bore the storm of judgment.

Psa.69:2. I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.

Psa.42:7. All Your breakers and Your billows, they pass over me.


The Ark had to be entered by the Door.

Joh.10:9. Jesus said, “I am the Door. Through Me if anyone should be entering, he shall be delivered.”


Melchisedec as a Type of MESSIAH

Melchizedek--Sovereign of Righteousness

A Sovereign shall reign in righteousness, Isa.32:1.

Sovereign of Salem--Sovereign of Peace

His name shall be called … Potentate of Peace, Isa.9:6-7.

Sovereign and Priest

He shall sit and rule on His throne, and shall be a Priest, Zec.6:13 (Both offices united only in MESSIAH).

Made like the Son of ELOHIM, Heb.7:3.

A Great High Priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus, the Son of ELOHIM, Heb.4:14.

Having neither beginning of days nor end of life, Heb.7:3.

He ever lives to make intercession, Heb.7:26.

Abides a priest, Heb.7:3.

But this man, because He continues, has an unchangeable priesthood, Heb.7:24.

Met Abraham after his victory, refreshed him with bread and wine, and blessed him, Gen.14:18.

So MESSIAH draws near to us, and gives us communion with Himself after times of conflict in which He has given us the victory.


In the offering of Isaac we have one of the most perfect pictures of the great sacrifice offered at Golgotha that we find in all Scripture.

Mount Moriah

Mount Golgotha

Gen.22:2. Take now your son.

Heb.1:2. ELOHIM… has spoken to us by His Son.

Gen.22:2. Your only son.

Joh.3:16. gave His only begotten Son.

Gen.22:2. Whom you love.

Joh.1:18. The only begotten Son, who is in closest fellowship with the Father

Gen.22:2. go into the land of Moriah

2Ch.3:1. Solomon began to build the house of YAHWEH at Jerusalem in mount Moriah (Thus what was probably the same spot became the place of the Temple sacrifices.)

Gen.22:2. on one of the mountains which I will tell you

Luk.23:33. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Him

Gen.22:2. Offer him there for a burnt offering

Heb.10:5-10. we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus MESSIAH once for all.

Gen.22:4. Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off.

Act.3:18. which ELOHIM before had showed… that MESSIAH should suffer (The Father knew before the crucifixion took place.)

Gen.22:6. Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac

Joh.19:17. carrying the cross Himself, to the place called…Golgotha (See Joh.18:11.)

Gen.22:6. And they went both of them together.

Joh.10:17-18. so does my Father love Me, because I lay down My soul, that I might take it again.

10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will.….This commandment I received from my Father.

Gen.22:7. where is the lamb for the burnt offering?

Joh.1:29. See, the Lamb of ELOHIM, who is taking away the sin of the world.

Gen.22:8. ELOHIM will provide Himself with the lamb

Rev.13:8. the Lamb slain because of the disintegration of the inhabitants.

Gen.22:8. And they went both of them together.

Psa.40:8. I delight to do your desire, My ELOHIM.

Gen.22:9. Abraham built an altar there, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar on the wood.

Act.2:23. this One given by the before-determined purpose and foreknowledge of ELOHIM

Isa.53:6. and YAHWEH has made to rush on Him the sin offering of us all.

Gen.22:10. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

Isa.53:10. Yet YAHWEH desires to crush Him, and He causes Him to be wounded.

Gen.22:11. And the messenger of YAHWEH called to him out of heaven

Contrast. (No voice from heaven.) Mat.26:53-54; Mat.27:42. He delivered others; Himself He cannot deliver.

Gen.22:12. you have not withheld your son, your only son from

Jer.6:26. (When God speaks of deep grief He compares it to the loss of an only son.)

Gen.22:13. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the position of his son.

Isa.53:7; Isa.53:11. brought as a lamb to the slaughter …. He shall carry their iniquities.


(No one type can picture all MESSIAH’s work for us, the ram is needed here to complete it.)