Melchizedek pictures Christ as High Priest. Physical circumcision pictures spiritual circumcision.
Jesus is born. John the Baptist prepares the way for the Lord. The heavens open and God acknowledges Jesus as His Son when Jesus is baptized. Jesus faces temptation in the wilderness before beginning His public ministry.
Esther becomes queen. Haman plots to destroy the Jews. The king honors Mordecai. The Jews establish the feast of Purim.
Daniel eats vegetables, gets dream interpretations from God, and faces lions in their den. Daniel’s friends face the fiery furnace.
Hezekiah leads the people back to God. Manasseh returns the people to idolatry. Josiah responds deeply to God’s Word and makes sure the people hear it.
Jonah runs from God, prays, preaches, and pouts. Isaiah and John see the throne room. Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman.
The kings of Israel listen to bad advice, worship idols, ignore God's warnings, and fail to seek God's help.
Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.