In the last lesson, we discovered that Joseph was a type of Jesus Christ in 9 different particulars. In this lesson, we continue examining the ways that Joseph typifies Jesus. Here we will see 8 similarities to Jesus’ earthly ministry.
|#||Similitude||Joseph’s Reference||Jesus’ Reference|
|10||He was sent to his brethren||Gen. 37:13||Matt. 15:24; Jn. 1:11|
|11||He was supposed to return –A type of the ascension||Gen. 37:14||Jn. 20:17|
|12||He was in the field –A type of the world||Gen. 37:15||Matt. 13:38; Jn. 1:10|
|13||He sought his brethren||Gen. 37:16||Lk. 19:10pes|
|14||They conspired against himPrivately to slay him||Gen. 37:18||Jn. 7:1; Jn. 11:47-53|
|15||They decided to lie aboutHis death||Gen. 37:20||Jn. 7:19-20;Matt. 23:29-32|
|16||They tried to prevent theFulfillment of his dreams||Gen. 37:20||Matt. 27:42-43;Matt. 27:63-66|
|17||Reuben (a type of NicodemusOr Pilate) tried to stop them||Gen. 37:21-22||Jn. 7:50-51;Acts 3:13|
So, in just 22 verses and two lessons, we have already seen 17 clear types of the Lord Jesus Christ in one man’s life. Certainly the Lord could have pointed out numerous things in the life of Joseph. However, He was particularly interested in showing us those things in Joseph’s life that so closely resembled the life of His own dear Son.