I received an email from an AV supporter that was sent to him by his sister-in-law. My comments are in bold below:
In the following passage from the Gospel of Matthew, we begin to see a very familiar scene unfold. The trials and crucifixion of Jesus should not be read in isolation from the rest of Scripture. Although the events of the crucifixion are unique, they are actually fulfillments of many prior events from Israel’s long history contained in the Old Testament. Theologians refer to events and people that foreshadow – or point to – other events and people as “types.” The fulfillment – or reality – of the type is referred to as the “antitype.” The Bible is loaded with these types and antitypes, and almost every type finds its fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The events of the crucifixion are especially filled with antitypes, as we shall see in this passage.