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- Jun 13, 2014
Types can be a prophetic symbol in the OT that cast a shadow that comes to light in the NT and can also represent something yet future spoken of in the NT as we cross reference. We can find a lot of this between the OT in Joel, Isaiah, Daniel and Ezekiel as we cross reference what is written in Revelations. Many types of things written in the OT are literal, but also spiritual in the NT.
There lays another problem right there in 2 Timothy 2:15. The KJV says rightly dividing the word of truth and your ESV uses the word handling the word of truth. To me there is a difference between dividing and handling. Dividing is that of dividing that of the literal to that of the deeper spiritual things, not being undertones, but that of the heavenly things God wants us to understand. That is why I use John 3:12 to show this as to what Jesus said and I believe. Handling the word to me would mean speaking it for the way it is written without adding traditional man made doctrines that give a different interpretation as being a carnal logical understanding.
You say Paul probably was referring, but by using the word probably would mean one really does not know for sure.
The KJV is not the standard of exegesis. The original language is.
I used the term 'probably' because there are various ways one can approach the exegesis of 2 Tim 2:15 (ESV). The KJV's interpretation is only one view but more work has been done on the Greek exegesis of the term since 1611 to arrive at a probable different conclusion to the KJV.
I read and teach NT Greek, so I'm trying to be honest with the Greek text. Do you know NT Greek and do you know how to practise exegesis of the Greek text?