Melchidizedek???. Priest & King. How and why does the author of Hebrews use Melchizedek to support his/her Christology ?. Melchidizek is mentioned 8 times in Hebrews: 5:6, 5:10, 6:20, 7:1,10,11, 15, 17 Once in Genesis (14:18) Once in Ps 110:4. Hebrews 5:.
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Priest & King
20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
4 Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils.
5 And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.
LXE Genesis 14:18 And Melchisedec king of Salem brought forth loaves and wine, and he was the priest of the most high God.
NET Genesis 14:18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (Now he was the priest of the Most High God.)Check the translations – Genesis
BGT Psalm 109:4 w;mosen ku,rioj kai. ouv metamelhqh,setai su. ei= i`ereu.j eivj to.n aivw/na kata. th.n ta,xin Melcisedek
NET Psalm 110:4 The LORD makes this promise on oath and will not revoke it: "You are an eternal priest after the pattern of Melchizedek."
NRS Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.“
LXE Psalm 110:4 The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.Ps 110:4
MELCHIZEDEK AS A QUASI-HISTORICAL FIGURE. He is mentioned fairly frequently in Second Temple literature, but often in what could be called "historical" rather than mediatorial contexts. Josephus (Ant. 1.10.2) and the Genesis Apocryphon (col. 22) paraphrase the passage in Genesis and explictly identify Salem with Jerusalem.
Is Melchizedek – historical figure – priest king of Salem who turned his role over to Abraham? -
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