Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Jonathan is a Type of John the Baptist
They are both born into a royal household.
Jonathan, the son of King Saul - 1Sam.14:40
John the Baptist, tenuous I know, but related as a cousin of Jesus who was a direct descendent of King David - Lk.1:35-36
They both take on the "seed" of the serpent.
Jonathan - 1Sam.14:6
John the Baptist - Mt.3:7
The people were expecting these men to be their king
Jonathan - 1Sam.20:30-31
John the Baptist - Lk.3:15
They both willingly and joyfully hand over their mantles of authority to ones greater than they.
Jonathan - 1Sam.18:4
John the Baptist - Mt.3:14-15, Jn.3:30
They are both killed by those who sought their lives.
Jonathan - 1Sam.31:2
John the Baptist - Mt.14:10-11
Their deaths are both lamented by those for whom they had prepared the way.
Jonathan - 2Sam.1:17
John the Baptist - Mt.14:12-13