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Since we are focusing on the restoration and in particular the experiences of Joseph Smith, has anyone considered young Joseph's leg operation as a type of Christ? He was seven years old. Seven can signify the fulfillment of a prophecy, in this case a type of the fulfillment of Christ's Atonement. His body had an infection that needed to be removed. Analogous to sin that needed to be cleansed. He declared that he would do whatever was required to remove the infection...Christ was willing to do whatever was required to remove our sins. The infection was removed by the shedd