Types are persons, things, actions, and events of the Old Testament ordained by God to foreshadow the future. The existence of types is expressly set forth in both the Old and the New Testament. The term “type,” which originally means model, form, or figure, is taken from the New Testament. Saint Paul says that the first Adam was “a figure of Him that was to come,” inasmuch as his carnal paternity is an image of the spiritual paternity of Christ.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “type”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2020. Web. 27 February 2021. <>