At the time I became associated with the Jehovah's Witnesses the pattern of TYPE and later ANTITYPE was prevalent in the books and articles of the magazine.
I think we can thank Freddy Franz and J.F.Rutherford for the proliferation of that parallelism run rampant.
If any Bible character did something they didn't just do it because they wanted to get it done.
Nooooooo. It went much deeper.
1.Every character in the Bible represented a GREATER so-and-so. This GREATER person came later and was usually either Jesus or Jehovah. The ancient character was a "shadow" of things to come, you see.
2.Every incident of purpose had a GREATER FULFILLMENT. Just as so-and-so did X the GREATER so-and-so did Y. When on a roll, Franz and Rutherford could even generate a THIRD fulfillment in our own time!
3.Russell set the pattern and the Greater Russell (Rutherford, Knorr, etc.) let it rip with invested meaning and portency.
Individuals could conveniently change character and become part of a TYPE that was a GROUP. The faithful and wise servant became a CLASS of people and not an individual.
Of course, they went wild with that too.
Jews weren't decendants of flesh and blood families from Abraham's loins, but, gentiles who became SPIRITUAL jews (thus cheating actual Jews out of their birthright just like actual bible characters cheated each other). It was a beautiful device!
With this elastic mechanism of hyperbole Watchtower articles could turn anyone or anything into anything necessary to make some point, fulfill some promise, complete a prophecy or explain a deep verse of scripture.
Has anybody noticed that the TYPE and ANTITYPE routine seemed to evaporate? Hmmmm.
What do you suppose that means? It became the target of critics and was laughable to actual scholars. Their theology was easy to ridicule and could not be propped up in response. So, it faded.
Today, the Governing Body relies on the outrageous assertion of PERSONAL AUTHORITY to hold people's feet to the fire. Explanations don't need proof anymore; just threats will do the same trick. Requires less brain power anyway.