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Iofeph

a

type

of

Grifi.

which

was

betweene

the

ten

/fries

and the

two,

llttsns.

i

3.

If

thou

fee

not

the

meanes

for

thy

deliverance,

goe

to

the

Mountah

a

there

is

a

Ramme for Ifzac

:

halten

thy

obedience,

and

God which

fet

thee

on

worke, will

ha-

ften thy

deliverance.

CHAP. VI.

5.

Ioreph

a

type

of

Chrift`,

4.

Tayes.

I.

'J

regard

of

his perfon.

r.

iofeph

was

the

firft

borne

of

the

beloved

Rahel,

as

Chrift

was

the

firft

borne

of

the freely

beloved

Mary.

z. Beft

be-

loved

of

his

father,

Genef.

37.3.

figuring

Chrift

who

was declared

the

nrelbeloved in whom his

rather

deligh-

ted,

Matth.

3.e 7.

.;

Hee

was

very

beautifull,

Gen.

3

9.

6.

and his

internal' beauty was more then

his

ex-

ternal'

:

Chrift

was

more

beautifull

then

the

Tonnes

of

men, and making

us beautifull

in

his

beauty.

4.

Io-

feph

was endued

with

fuch

a

meafure of'

wifedome

and

underftanding

as

none

was like

him,

in

whomGods

Spirit was. For which

caufe hee

was

called

Zaphnath-

paaneah,

verfe

q.s.

that

is;

an

expounder

of

fecrets

:

fi-

guring

Chrift

in

whom were

treafuxes

of

wifedome,

and

the

Spirit

beyond

all

meafure

;

who

is

therefore

cal-

led

the great

Counfeller, and

the

Lambe

onely

worthy

to

open the booke,

who

onely

hath

the key

of

David

to

open

the feeret

myfteries

of

falvation.

S.

In

/swabs

laft

Teflameut,

Iofeph

is

called

a

fruitful'

bough,

whole

branches

runne

upon the

wall,

becaufe

out

of

him

bran-

ched

two

tribes,

Ephraim and

Manafeh, therein

hee

was

a

type

of'

Chrift, who

is

not

a

fruitfull bough ertely,

but

a

root

from

Whom

all

the

tribes

of

God

branch

out

and

flourifh.

And

whereas

thofe

tribes

are

come to

D

nothin

;

lofty,

a type

of

(

luift

4.ev

ayes.

J.

Gen.3o.z4.

Lake 1.18.

Decrwf

cie,

puldf'iormcnte.

Gen.4r.38.

Gen.49.:z;