The First and Last Likeness

The Bible is filled with amazing “Firsts” and “Lasts.”

The first likeness in the Bible is Man being made in the likeness of God.

Ge 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The last likeness in the Bible is God (in the flesh, i.e., Jesus Christ) being made in the likeness of Men:

(Speaking of Christ) Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

There are 26 other verses with likeness in-between those.

There are many such “bookends” in Scripture. This first and last likeness mirrors the fact of the first man bringing death, and Jesus bringing life (Romans 5:17, and the whole chapter), and is painted plainly here:

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

What a wonderful “Last Thing.”

Author: Brandon

Brandon is the owner of StudyLamp Software and designer of SwordSearcher Bible Software.

4 thoughts on “The First and Last Likeness”

  1. Brother,
    Excellent find in our Bible. Very very intriging (sp), and more. Good for Biblical thinking and meditating on our wonderful Lord who gave us a wonderful and marvelous Book. There is no equal. Amen!
    Jacob Billger

  2. I am not “whacking” at you with the following,,,,,,to my findings “likeness” is used 34 times in the KJV,,not 28. I am very glad you use the KJV. To avoid “truth-decay” always brush with a fresh tube of KJV!!!

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