Fairbairn’s Typology of Scripture was the standard text on typology in its day, forging connections not only with the Bible, but with all Christian doctrine. This first volume of The Typology of Scripture: Viewed in Connection with the Entire Scheme of the Divine Dispensations begins with an inquiry into the principles of typical interpretation, to determine the real nature and design of types, and the extent to which they entered into God’s earlier dispensations; it then covers the dispensation of primeval and patriarchal times. Supplemental text is included in five appendixes. Typology of Scripture was widely considered to be essential for any Bible scholar. The second volume of The Typology of Scripture: Viewed in Connection with the Entire Scheme of the Divine Dispensations discusses the dispensation introduced by the law, redemption from Egypt, the instructions given to the Israelites for the construction of the tabernacle, Mosaic dispensation, and other historical developments. Four appendixes of supplemental text include an illustration of the alter of burnt offering.