The idea that Biblical people and events establish a "type" that foreshadows later objects of the same type. In Christian theology, it is applied especially, but not exclusively, to people and events in the Hebrew foreshadowing aspects of Jesus' life.

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Who's who in Hosea 12:12-13, and what is the typology?

Hosea 12:12-13 (KJV) states: And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep. And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by ...