The Annunciation Convention (Type-Scene 1)
One of the first type-scenes, or conventions, in scripture that we’re going to look at is Annunciations. “Annunciation” is a Latin word that essentially means, “announcement.” But, for the original biblical readers, what would they have expected when an announcement was made to someone from a messenger of God? What would they have expected the message to be? To whom and for what purpose would they have expected the message to be delivered? And, do we get “announcements” from God today? The Bottom Line: In understanding Annunciations, we may realize that an angel is making an announcement to us as well!