Melchizedek Research Paper

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“Melchizedek! Who is he?" The name Melchizedek, means “king of righteousness,” he was the king of Salem (Jerusalem) and priest of the Most High God (Genesis 14:18–20; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 5:6–11; 6:20—7:28). Melchizedek’s abrupt emergence and vanishing in the book of Genesis is a bit puzzling. Melchizedek and Abraham initial met after Abraham conquering of the Chedorlaomer and his three associates. Melchizedek offered bread and wine to Abraham and his tired men, signifying alliance. He impart a blessing on Abraham in the name of God Most High and honor God for giving Abraham a success in battle (Genesis 14:18–20). Abraham offer Melchizedek tithe (a tenth) of all the substance he had gathered. By this act Abraham specify that he distinguish…show more content…
F. Bruce in this commentary The Epistle to the Hebrews (156-157) for us to understand the importance of Christ being celebrated as everlasting high priest after the order of Melchizedek we have go back to where Melchizedek have been mention in Genesis 14, also we having to look at Psalms 110 he goes back from it to Genesis 14, according to writer of Hebrews. Genesis 14 shows how Melchizedek rightly prefigures the high priesthood of Christ. (161-163) we can also understand the more if we see the greatness of Melchizedek priestly order. Abraham was a great man and a prince of God, was called a friend by God himself and in such capacity would offer tithes one tenth of the spoils of war. Even though Abraham had privileges by the promises of God he recognizes the superiority of Melchizedek by accepting a blessing at his hands. Also we see greatness from the superiority of Melchizedek to the Levitical priesthood because we have not seen nowhere where Melchizedek lost his priestly office by death, whereas the record have shown where Levitical priest died generation after…show more content…
Furthermore, Melchizedek is said in Scriptures as having no identified ancestors. There is no story of how he exists-came about, or of the start and ending of his life. He is "lacking father, lacking mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:3). Melchizedek merely appears for a flicker in time, and then disappears from our scene, on no account talk about again for about a thousand years until David writes Psalm 110:4. Then he is not reveal again for another thousand years until the author of Hebrews quoted the Old Testament. We also need to bear in mind that it is not the type that determines the prototype, but the prototype determines the type. Jesus is not reveal after the prototype of Melchizedek, but Melchizedek is "made resembling to the Son of God" (Heb.

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