Melchizedek


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Melchizedek

or

Melchisedec

(both: mĕlkĭz`ədĕk) [Heb.,=king of righteousness], in the Bible, king of Salem and "priest of the most high God." He blessed Abraham after the defeat of Chedorlaomer, and Abraham gave him tithes from the enemy's spoils. Later, Melchizedek is regarded as an eternal priest, typifying the priesthood of the future Messiah. In the Dead Sea ScrollsDead Sea Scrolls,
ancient leather and papyrus scrolls first discovered in 1947 in caves on the NW shore of the Dead Sea. Most of the documents were written or copied between the 1st cent. B.C. and the first half of the 1st cent. A.D.
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, Melchizedek, as God's eschatological agent, effects the destruction of the angel Belial and the wicked spirits in league with him.

Melchizedek

Old Testament the priest-king of Salem who blessed Abraham (Genesis 14:18-19) and was taken as a prototype of Christ's priesthood (Hebrews 7)
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3) Melchizedek was a priest-prophet during the time of Abraham.
Taking into account the fact that Saint Apostle Paul gives Melchizedek a mysterious aura through the description he makes in the Epistle to Hebrews, many interpreters have tried to reconstruct the history of Melchizedek's life.
Never in His life did He pretend to be kohen, nor did He exercise any priestly function, although He could be referred to as priest in line with Psalm 110: 4: "Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent: 'Thou art a priest for ever, After the order of Melchizedek.
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And he discusses, at great length, biblical references to Melchizedek, the Old Testament forerunner of Christ as priest, and claims they have been misapplied, do not make a lot of sense, and in any event were stuck into the Bible by some nobody and do not really belong there.
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