Is Abraham a type of Christ? (Thomas Aquinas)

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What do you think of the below assertion by Thomas Aquinas concerning Abraham and Christ?

Abraham is in many respects a figure of Christ, and chiefly in his name, which is interpreted 'the father of many nations,' and Christ is father of many believers. Abraham moreover went out from his own kindred, and abode in a strange land; in like manner Christ, leaving the Jewish nation, went by his preachers throughout the Gentiles.

Thomas Aquinas, Catena Aurea in Mattheum: The Golden Chain on Matthew (1263), C1, L2.
 
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