1. an opposite or contrasting type
  2. a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol; especially a figure or event in the New Testament having a counterpart in the Old Testament
    Aaron and Jesus Christ are the type and antitype for the high priest who made atonement for the sins of the people
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How To Use antitype In A Sentence

  • The ‘holy mountain’ here is obviously not Sinai and likely not Zion, but the mount of the transfiguration, which becomes their antitype.
  • The eighties, as arbitrary ten-year wedges of time go, was the antitype of the sixties, its silver-and-black negative - which means of course that the eighties has the potential to be as controversial and symbolic as the sixties became.
  • There is also an antitype which now saves us-baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), though the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  • It would at the same time make the reason for the First Testament choices even more mystifying since the type corresponding to the antitype often resides in a few phrases as demonstrated above.
  • New Testament worship is not typological; the antitype has come.
  • But Prynne's work is not prose but poetry, its antitype.
  • In the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, a beautiful antitype of the table of shewbread is seen.
  • The traditional depiction of Lilith from ancient Mesopotamia through medieval Kabbalah presents an antitype of desired human sexuality and family life. Lilith.
  • Protestant divines had tended to restrict typology to figures, actions, and objects in the Old Testament which in their view shadowed forth Christ as their antitype. Jonathan Edwards
  • The Old Testament figure was called the type and the figure in the New Testament which paralleled it was called the antitype. A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art
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