Time to play: Name that Old Testament Prototype! @ CatholicHack.com

It’s time, once again to play… “Name that Old Testament Prototype!”

How to play:

  1. Al from PA, and Roy from TX… sorry bro’s you will have ti sit this one out!
  2. I will give you the New Testament verses, and fulfillment… the reality which the prototype pointed to,  and you will have to give me the Old Testament prototype & verses.
  3. Respond with your answer by leaving a comment on THIS post.
  4. We play until we have a winner; First-come-first-serve.
  5. If you win… I will mail you your prize by us postal mail within a week.
  6. If you don’t win; don’t worry… God still loves you!  Dive deep & dig hard!

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The Game:

  1. New Testament Fulfillment: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Specifically the blessing of the adorer with the Host by the officiating Priest.
  2. Watch this video at 00:58 in the time line for exactly what I mean:

The challenge: Name the Old Testament allusion of this action, and the subsequent verses, that fits these particular type/reality!

Adoration in the New Testament is pretty straight forward. For instance,  we see in Hebrews 12: 22 – 24 that heaven & earth are united in the Church (assembly) of the Lamb.  We see a glimpse of this heavenly worship in Revelation 4:8-11 with the 4 living creatures, and 24 Priests, adoring  the Lord God, sitting on the throne, falling on their faces. Again too in Revelation 19:4-6 where we see how the NAME of God, tied to adoration of God, the Lamb, in conjunction with the city… the NEW Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb, is MARKED on the foreheads of the those who perpetually adore the Lamb forever.  This reminds us of how the NAME of God will be present, and worshiped, in the Temple set up in the City which God designated… Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:16-21).  Let’s not forget that our Lord said in St. John’s Gospel 6:49 – 51 “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  So the “Lamb of God” (John 1:36) who takes away the sins of the world has commanded us to eat his flesh & drink his blood because his flesh & blood is life for the world. Our Lord also tells us in Revelation 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it.’ What is the name? Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (St. Matthew 28:19) as we mark ourselves with the “sign” of our salvation… the cross (Revelation 7:3). So we worship of the “Lamb of God”, who’s very flesh gives us life,  adore him perpetually, and mark ourselves with the very NAME of the living God… the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Old Testament: Now… where in the Old Testament can we find the adoration of God being perpetually offered that is a clear allusion to the video above?  The prototype in the Mosaic covenant that has been perfected in the “New Covenant” in the blood of the Lamb (St. Luke 22:20)? Name the verses & the prototype.

Hint:

  1. You will need to find additional data, outside, of Scripture, to properly understand the OT verses that this applies to. The OT verses, which relate to the to prototype, which I’m asking you for, assume that the reader knows more than is actually written about the subject. It helps to be a first century Jew in the case…. so you will have to dive deep & dig hard!
  2. It’s related to Pentecost, the Temple, sacrifices, Priests, wheat, consuming, adoration & benediction of God.
  3. This is a tough one…. you will have to dig deep. It’s more of an allusion than a strict prototype but its a powerful image to be sure!

Bonus: Would you like another hint? Invite others to play, through Facebook or Twitter, by directing them to this site and I will send you a hint to help out. Good luck!

GAME ON!

UPDATE:

We have a winner!

Audio clip from Dr. Brant Pitre explaining this AT THE TOP of the post (audio player). Click HERE for the full lecture. Check out this article on the Omer Sacrifice for more insight into how the Jewish Priest’s conducted the “wave” offering HERE.

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Joe McClane is the General Manger of KSHJ 1430 AM on the Guadalupe Radio Network, Catholic radio in Houston, TX. Joe spent the last five years serving as the Director and Events Coordinator for the Fullness Of Truth Catholic Evangelization Ministries based in North Houston. Joe has been married, going on thirteen years, to Michelle, and they homeschool their five children. Joe and his family are parishioners of Annunciation Catholic Church in downtown Houston.
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8 Comments

  1. Roy Ornelas

    Hey Joe although your hint does give it away, you may need to direct them a bit more.

  2. Roy Ornelas

    Maybe just the “time” period this occurred.

  3. Jeffrey Pinyan

    CatholicHack – I’m pretty sure I’ve got it.

    You are referring to the “wave offering” (one of the many forms of sacrifice detailed in the book of Leviticus). Interestingly enough, the waving of the loaves of bread is done also with a burnt offering which makes a pleasing odor before the Lord, and with a goat and two lambs as sin and peace offerings — and in the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, often done amid the presence of sweet-smelling incense, the “bread” which is “waved” over us is the the Lamb of God, the “sacrifice which has made our peace with [Him]”.

    [Lev 23:1] The LORD said to Moses … [15] “you shall count from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven full weeks shall they be, [16] counting fifty days [Pentecost] to the morrow after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a cereal offering of new grain to the LORD. [17] You shall bring from your dwellings two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah; they shall be of fine flour, they shall be baked with leaven, as first fruits to the LORD.

    [18] “And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, and one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt offering to the LORD, with their cereal offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the LORD. [19] And you shall offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. [20] And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first fruits as a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.”

  4. CatholicHack

    BINGO – We have a winner!

    Good job! I’m glad someone got it… I was afraid I was going to have to give out the answer on this. I will post some video & audio on further explanation ASAP!

    Congrats & thank you for playing!

    God Bless You
    Joe

  5. Amy

    Yeah… I’m thinking about it… don’t want to give it away but, clearly this maybe too hard.

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