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    The New Covenant Deliverancein Jesus Christ

    by John Dunn

    AGLORIOUSNEW PASSOVER

    EXODUS

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    A GloriousNew Passover Exodus

    The New Covenant Deliverancein Jesus Christ

    by John Dunn

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    For Christ, our Passover Lamb,has been sacrificed.

    1 Corinthians 5:7

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    Within these pages....

    Prefacepage 6

    Introductionpage 9

    The Passover-Exodus Eventpage 11

    The Law Covenant as Marriage Contractpage 13

    The Fall of Adamic Israelpage 15

    The Laws Purposepage 18

    The Laws Fulfillmentpage 20

    The New Passover Exodus Deliverancepage 21

    Covenantal Distinctionspage 24

    The New Passover Exodus Fulfillmentpage 27

    Conclusionpage 51

    The New Exodus/New Covenant Redemption Foretoldpage 54

    SnapshotOld Testament Types

    and their Eschatological Fulfillmentspage 56

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    PREFACE

    What Child is this who, laid to restOn Mary's lap is sleeping?

    Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,While shepherds watch are keeping?

    -William Dix

    Simpleas itmightbe,WilliamDixs infamousChristmasCarol WhatChildis this? asks the very question which demands the attention of everyonewho bears the name of Christ (and not just the scholar or theologian). Inresponse to that question, any number of correct answers could be given:This is the Christ child, Gods Son, the Savior of the world, the Prince ofPeace, the Redeemer of Gods people, the Prophet, Priest, and King, theKingof kings andLordof lords, the exact imprint ofGods nature, and eventhe agent of creation.

    But do these titles and descriptors describe all that Christ is? Do thesephrases, as glorious as they are, do justice in illustrating and conveying thePerson and Work of Jesus Christ in fully comprehensive, biblical fullnessand exhaustiveness? I unequivocally say no. Christ is much more thanthese things. For the Bible says He is much more. And in this short butsignificant work, my friend John Dunn unfolds redemptive history for us,showing that the Child who, laid to rest on Marys lap is actually thereality, thesubstance,of theMosaicexodusof Israel.Thatwhichtheexodusof old prefigured and foreshadowed is actually fulfilled and embodied inthe Person and Work of Christ, the New Exodus.

    This is but one picture Dunn unearths. You will be tantalized by otherconnections.

    In my nearly 13 years of pastoral ministry, its been my observation thatamong the things the church needs most is a robust Christology, a view ofChrist in all His sweet, glorious fullness as the Scriptures reveal Him. I saythis for two reasons: (1) the purpose of the church is Christ-entrancedworship. Is our Christ too small? Is a diminished Christ cause for thechurchs lack of interest in Him? Is a dreadfully inadequate view of Jesuswhy so little worship actually takes place? The Christ of the Bible is truly a

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    glorious Christ! Dunns hermeneutic is a telescope, a lens of sorts throughwhichwemayseeChrist inallHis splendor.Omightourheartsburnwithinusandeven leap for joyaswe learnofHim! (2)Thepurposeofour salvationis thatwe be conformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).Howdoesthis happen? The apostle Paul supplies the answer

    But we all, with unveiled face beholdingas in a mirror the glory of the Lord,

    are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory,just as from the Lord, the Spirit (2nd Cor. 3:18. NASB).

    WhatGodordainswill come topasswithout fail. And transformation, evenconformity to Christ, happens when we gaze into the glory of the LordChrist. Dunns hermeneutic helps us seewhat we see and behold the gloryof the Lord. We will not sing or dance until we see Christ. Neither will webe transformed.

    As a pastor convinced that Christ is the apex of Gods revelation, the be allendall of redemptivehistory, I crave to leadmypeople to readingmaterialin keeping with this exalted view of Christ. In this penetrating work, theauthor displays a robust Christology, and supplies a nourishing, greenpastureuponwhichmypeople cangraze. Iwill joyfully commend thisworkto my church. And I wholeheartedly commend it to you as well. May Godopen your eyes to the marvelous truth of Christ presented herein.

    Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,The cross be borne for me, for you.

    Hail, hail the Word made flesh,The Babe, the Son of Mary.

    Pastor Todd BrayeSovereign Grace Baptist ChurchBlackie, Alberta, Canada

    May 16, 2012

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    ForyourMaker isyourhusband, theLORDofhosts ishisname;andtheHolyOne of Israel is yourRedeemer, theGod of thewhole earth

    he is called. For the LORD has called you like a wife deserted and

    grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your

    God. Forabriefmoment I desertedyou, butwithgreat compassion

    Iwill gather you. In overflowing anger for amoment I hidmy face

    fromyou, butwith everlasting love Iwill have compassion onyou,"

    says the LORD, your Redeemer. (Isaiah 54:5-8)

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    Introduction

    Throughout the Pentateuchnarratives anunfolding story ofRedemption is being told.

    Its not just any story. It is Gods story. As such, this story is a rich literary and poetic

    masterpiece ofDivine proportions. It is ladenwith layers of vivid imagery, interwoven

    themes, inlaid motifs, variegated typology, detailed chiastic structures, and

    recapitulating paradigms and patterns. From its incipient stages, this story is one of

    Paradise lost and the gracious promise of Paradise redeemed through a conquering

    Son. The historical account of Adam not only serves as the place of covenantal

    redemptive beginnings, but the Edenic account of fall and redemption serves as the

    central controlling paradigm the Adamic paradigm through which all of the

    subsequent stories are framed and expanded upon.

    The entire literary framework of the Pentateuch revolves around this Adamic

    paradigm. Each particular story is replete with repeating patterns of the Adamic

    paradigm fall and redemption mans miserable failure and Gods powerful

    salvation. This redemptive Pentateuchal storyline builds from its incipient stages in

    the Gardenwith Adamuntil it finds its full covenantal expression in Israels Passover-

    Exodus redemption fromEgypt and covenant betrothal at Sinai. Muchmore could be

    written on this controlling Adamic paradigm alone, but this is not the immediate

    purpose of this work.

    My primary purpose is to explore the rich typological imagery of Israels Passover-

    Exodus redemption from enslavement in Egypt. I will demonstrate that Israels

    corporate redemption was a historical type of the glorious Christ-event to come the

    true eschatological Passover-Exodus through which the corporate believing

    community in Christ would be redeemed from sin and death. As such, I will be

    approaching this work through the interpretive lens of picture-fulfillment, showing

    from the Scriptures that the earthly Old Testament redemptive types and patterns

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    serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things (Heb 8:4-5). Said another way, the

    entire Old Testament storyline was like a pre-show dress rehearsal of the ultimate

    redemptive acts that were to be accomplished, fulfilled, and transcended by Jesus

    Christ in his life, death, burial, resurrection, and exaltation!

    In Christ, Old Testament shadowy pictures gave way to the grand New Covenant

    fulfillments. Fleshly type gaveway toheavenly antitype. Andearthly shadowgaveway

    to eschatological reality. In short, all of the old redemptive paradigms were

    recapitulatedas theyachieved their fullest expressionandescalation inChristsperson

    and work.

    John Dunn

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    The Passover-Exodus Event

    ThePassover-Exodus deliverance of the nation Israel fromEgypt through the blood of

    thePassover lambwas the archetypical salvation event of the entire redemptive record

    of the Old Testament. The long history which preceded this momentous event

    anticipated and foreshadowed it. All of the patriarchs had their own individual

    experiences in Egyptian bondage and deliverances by Gods almighty hand. God even

    plainly told Abraham that his national descendants would be in bondage to Egypt and

    that He would powerfully effect their deliverance after 400 years (Gen 15:13-14). The

    continual repetition of the Passover-Exodus motif demonstrates that it was a divine

    pattern that was interwoven into the very fabric of all his chosen peoples experiences

    from the beginning.

    Therefore, IsraelsPassover-Exodu