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Old Dec 8, '11, 7:49 am
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Default Prefigurements of Mary in the Old Testament

How do Eve, Hannah (Eli's mother), and the Ark of the Covenant prefigure Mary?
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Old Dec 8, '11, 8:51 am
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Not sure about Hannah, but Eve brought sin into the world with her "No", and prefigured the remedy in the second Eve, Mary, with her "yes" to God.

The Ark of the Covenant was the unblemished and perfect vessel which carried the Old Covenant law within it, prefiguring Mary who would be the unblemished and perfect vessel which would carry the Messiah who would bring the New Covenant to all.

Much more depth to these things than that, but that's the cliff notes.
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Old Dec 8, '11, 8:56 am
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There are many prefigurements of Mary in the OT. One such that comes to mind is that of the Queen Mother in the Davidic Kingdom. The relationship between her and the king and the associated customs of that time prefigure much of how intercession between Mary and our Blessed Lord takes place.
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Not sure about Hannah, but Eve brought sin into the world with her "No", and prefigured the remedy in the second Eve, Mary, with her "yes" to God.

The Ark of the Covenant was the unblemished and perfect vessel which carried the Old Covenant law within it, prefiguring Mary who would be the unblemished and perfect vessel which would carry the Messiah who would bring the New Covenant to all.
Much more depth to these things than that, but that's the cliff notes.
I've heard that Hannah represents spontaneous prayer and it's greater spiritual potential to connect with God. She's in contrast to Eli, who represents rituals and its tendency to dryness and narrow-mindedness. (Eli of all people mistook Hannah's tearful prayers for drunkenness.)

Mary's intercession to Jesus in the Wedding at Cana could be linked to Hannah's personal, spontaneous reach for God.
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Old Dec 8, '11, 5:45 pm
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The Ark contained The Two Tablets (the word of God), Aaron's staff (the power of the priesthood) and a container of manna (the bread from Heaven).
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...the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, which contained a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Hebrews 9:4 These all prefigure Jesus; so the Ark which contained them prefigures Mary.

Solomon, the son and successor to David, prefigures Jesus, Son of David and King of Israel. So Bahtsheba, Queen-mother of Solomon, prefigures Mary, Queen of Heaven.
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...19 So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right....
1 Kings 2:19
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Old Dec 8, '11, 8:00 pm
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Mary is also known as the new Eve because the old Eve brought sin into the world and the new Eve "Mary" brought salvation to the world who is Jesus. And in genesis it says:

And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall [d]bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel

We see that scripture fulfilled and talked about again in revelation:

Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 And his tail *swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to [a]rule all the [b]nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there [c]she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.


Meaning satan and his followers people of the world will go to war with Mary and her son Jesus and all believers
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