I took two Biblical literary courses in college--The Old Testament as literature and the New Testament as literature. In my Old Testament as literature class I did wrote a term paper "Samson as a Tragic Hero." In which I identified those elements of literary tragic heroes and applied them to Samson. For my New Testament class I wrote a term paper where I set forth Moses as a prefigurement of Christ. The seed for this idea came about as a child one Easter when I was watching the beginning of the The Ten Commandments and mistook the slaughter of the Hebrew children for the slaughter of the Holy Innocents. I detailed several parallels between Moses and Christ. One of the parallels was between the first and last plagues and the first and last acts of Christ's early ministry. Changing the water into wine parallels to the first plague as wine is at the Last Supper Christ made it clear was a symbol of blood. The final act of Christ's ministry, his vicarious atoning death as the Pascal Lamb clearly parallels to the last plague: The visitation of the death angel and the salvation offered by anointing the door posts with the blood of the sacrificial lamb. Other prefigurement was the flight to Egypt, the fact before their ministries they wondered in the wilderness, and the parting of the Red Sea compared to Christ's walking on water. I got a B- on that term paper because I failed to articulate the significance of Moses' prefigurement to Christ. I was thinking tonight that I'm still not sure of the reason God chose to prefigure the Messiah in the life of Moses. My best guess is by having the pattern of the Messiah prefigured by Moses would lead Jews to belief in the Messianic Lordship of Christ. Are there others?