The Cross and Its Shadow
Preface and Table of Contents
by Stephen Haskell



Chapter 1: Light in the Darkness
Chapter 2: The Tabernacle

Chapter 3: The History of the Santuary


Chapter 4: Sanctuary Furniture: The Ark,
Chapter 5: The Golden Candlestick
Chapter 6: The Table of Showbread
Chapter 7: The Altar of Incense


Chapter 8: Christ our High Priest,
Chapter 9: Work of the High Priest

Chapter 10: The Priests
Chapter 11: The Levites
Chapter 12: The Garments of the Priests


Chapter 13The Passover
Chapter 14: The feasts of Unleavened Bread
Chapter 15: The Offering of the First-Fruits
Chapter 16: Penticost


Chapter 17: The Sin Offering
Chapter 18: The Burnt Offering
Chapter 19: The Drink Offering
Chapter 20: The Meat Offering
Chapter 21: The Trespass Offering
Chapter 22: The Offering of the Red Heifer
Chapter 23: The peace Offering
Chapter 24: The Cleansing of the Leper


Chapter 25: The Court and It's Services
Chapter 26: The Work in the First Apartment
Chapter 27: The Wonderful Prophecy of Daniel Eight


Chapter 28: The Feast of Trumpets
Chapter 29: The Day of Atonement, or work in second Apartment of Sanctuary
Chapter 30: Duty of Congregation on Day of Atonement
Chapter 31: The Nature of the Judgment
Chapter 32: The Feast of Tabernacles


Chapter 33: The Feast of Jubilee
Chapter 34: The Cities of Refuge
Chapter 35: The Rock
Chapter 36: Various Levitical laws

SECTION IX. The Tribes of Isreal
Chapter 49: The 144,000

Author's Preface

ETERNITY can never fathom the depth of love revealed in the cross of Calvary. It was there that the infinite love of Christ and the unbounded selfishness of Satan stood face to face. The entire system of Judaism, with its types and symbols, was a shadow of the cross, extending from Calvary back to the gate of Eden, and contained a compacted prophecy of the gospel.

At the present day the person who comes to the study of the New Testament through the interpreting lights of the types and symbols of the Levitical services, finds a depth and richness in the study that are found in no other way. It is impossible to have exalted views of Christ's atoning work if the New Testament is studied without a previous knowledge of the deep, bloodstained foundations in the Old Testament gospels of Moses and the prophets.

"In every sacrifice, Christ's death was shown. In every cloud of incense His righteousness ascended. By every jubilee trumpet His name was sounded. In the awful mystery of the holy of holies His glory dwelt."
In the light shining from the sanctuary, the books of Moses, with their detail of offerings and sacrifices, their rites and ceremonies, usually considered so meaningless and void of interest, become radiant with consistency and beauty. There is no other subject which so fully unites all parts of the inspired Word into one harmonious whole, as the subject of the sanctuary. Every gospel truth centers in the sanctuary service, and radiates from it like the rays from the sun.

Every type used in the entire sacrificial system was designed by God to bear resemblance to some spiritual truth. The value of these types consisted in the fact that they were chosen by God Himself to shadow forth the different phases of the complete plan of redemption, made possible by the death of Christ. The likeness between type and antitype is never accidental, but is simply a fulfillment of the great plan of God.

In "The Cross and Its Shadow," the type and the antitype are placed side by side, with the hope that the reader may thus become better acquainted with the Saviour. It is not the intention of the author of this work to attack any error that may have been taught in regard to the service of the sanctuary, or to arouse any controversy, but simply to present the truth in its clearness.

The book is the result of many years of prayerful study of the types and symbols of the sanctuary service, and is sent forth with a prayer that the reading of it may arrest the attention of the thoughtless, give the Christian new views of Christ's character, and lead many into the sunlight of God's love.

The Cross of Christ

IN the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
When the woes of life o'er take me,
Mopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake me;
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.
When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
Adds new luster to the day.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there, that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round it head sublime.
John Bowring.

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