Monday, March 2, 2009

My Crazy Ramblings

It's snowing and I'm stuck inside. So Instead of the usual self ridicule, I am mulling over some deeper theology. Did God lead St. Peter out of prison the same way He led the Israelites out of Egypt? Is this symbolic of Him leading us out of the Old Cov., the same way He lead us into it? Please excuse me if I am completely off base. These are only my idiotic ramblings(to go along with my idiotic stumblings). The similarities b/t Herod and Pharao are obvious, imho. So I will not cover them(hard hearts, being struck down by God, etc.).

Acts 12
8 And the angel said to him: Gird thyself, and put on thy sandals. And he did so. And he said to him: Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

Exodus 12
11 And thus you shall eat it: you shall gird your reins, and you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in your hands, and you shall eat in haste: for it is the Phase (that is the Passage) of the Lord.

Acts 12
9 And going out, he followed him, and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel: but thought he saw a vision. 10 And passing through the first and the second ward, they came to the iron gate that leadeth to the city, which of itself opened to them. And going out, they passed on through one street: and immediately the angel departed from him.

Exodus 14
21 And when Moses had stretched forth his hand over the sea, the Lord took it away by a strong and burning wind blowing all the night, and turned it into dry ground: and the water was divided. 22 And the children of Israel went in through the midst of the sea dried up: for the water was as a wall on their right hand and on their left.

Acts 12
11 And Peter coming to himself, said: Now I know in very deed, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

30 And the Lord delivered Israel on that day out of the hands of the Egyptians.

Acts 12
16 But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened, they saw him, and were astonished. 17 But he beckoning to them with his hand to hold their peace, told how the Lord had brought him out of prison, and he said: Tell these things to James, and to the brethren. And going out, he went into another place.

Numbers 20
16 And how we cried to the Lord, and he heard us, and sent an angel, who hath brought us out of Egypt. Lo, we are now in the city of Cades, which is in the uttermost of thy borders,

1 comment:

  1. What you are referring to here is Bible typology, or ways in which New Testament readings or occurrences are "pre-figured" in the Old Testament.

    I like to think of the Bible as some sort of blanket or broad cloth in two sections, old and new. The cloth has a distinct thread that runs through the old section and broadens out into the new section. This "old" weave, in the Old Testament, is a pre-figured representation Christ, which branches out fully in the "new".