This is second post in my series on videos for teaching the Bible. In my survey courses, I usually do a class session on how Biblical narrative works. In that session I discuss type scenes. Videos that I usually use are parodies. I explain that parodies function by exploiting a type scene.
An easy example of videos that could be used here would be the “I’m a Mac” commercials and the new MyTouch commercials (Perhaps this example is most fresh in my mind because of my AT&T woes – yep, I’m still under contract for a while, so don’t ask me if I’ve heard about Verizon getting the iPhone). The “I’m a Mac” commercials set up a type scene that the new MyTouch commercials exploit:
After showing the videos, I then move into a discussion of type scenes in the Hebrew Bible. I usually use the prophetic call type scene and discuss Moses, Isaiah, and Jeremiah alongside Jonah, which shows what happens when the type scene is broken.