Melchizedek


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Melchizedek

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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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This is what Abraham did before Melchizedek. Abraham was a gentile, his father was an idolater 'Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.' Abraham prophesied what Yashua would do, 'Matt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
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1-28) onwards, assimilates Christ with the typological figure of Melchizedek, who in Genesis 14.
Furthermore, when I use the term 'ex-priest', for convenience, it is not because I reject sacramental theology's traditional view that, with ordination, one becomes a priest forever, 'according to the order of Melchizedek'--something that orthodoxy would affirm does not change with a dispensation from vows or obligations.
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The first priests shown by the Bible were such foreigners as Melchizedek, the king of a city in Canaan, who brought bread and wine as offering, and Abraham gave him tithes of everything (Genesis 14: 18-20).
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