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Sunday, November 17, 2013

antitype

\AN-ti-tahyp\ , noun;
1.
something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament.
Quotes:
These were but the foreshadowing of their great and glorious antitype, Christ and the gospel, which are the spiritual fulfillment of the promises made to Abraham.
-- J. W. Byers, Sanctification, 2009
The ship in danger is easily understood to be its old antitype, the Commonwealth.
-- Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub, 1704
Origin:
Antitype comes from the Late Greek word antítypos which meant "the impression left by a die."
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