Who Was Melchizedek? Who was Melchizedek according to Judaism? Who was Melchizedek according to Christians? What is the latest or contemporary consensus on the identity of Melchizedek?
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I don't believe Melchizedek was a previous manifestation of Christ, but rather a foreshadowing of the role Christ would play as both priest & king, as role not provided for in the Old Covenant, but significant that God has made a New Covenant for
Not exactly. It is known that Melchizedek prayed to a deity known as El or Elohim (possibly also spelled) as opposed to YHWH. Melchizedek existed long before the Nazerite Jesus- also it is important to remember that Jesus Christ was a pseudonym.
If you study the Gineology and count the years... you will find that there are huge overlaps in lifespans. Especialy untill Shem Died which was about 80 years AFTER Abrahams meeting with Melchizedek.
He cannot be the man with the pseudonym Jesus Christ, unless Christianity believes in reincarnation. Is it possible to believe in both: resurrection and reincarnation?
NOT a Gentile.
Do you have something to prove that, MrMaranatha? I suppose this could be a debated topic.
Just as you used Hebrews 7 : 3 to show him to be without any parents... :-) I could use the same to show that he was not a Gentile.
Both uses would not be correct use of scripture however... Hebrews was not addressing that, but showing us Christ.
The Levitical priesthood was of the line of Shem. Christ was not "after the order of Aaron" (Levite), nor was Melchizedek in the genealogy of Aaron. Jesus was of Judah and had record of earthly parents, birth and death. (Heb 7:11)
I'm not here to argue with you. But Paul was making a statement about an attribute of Christ. He appealed to the Scriptures as they appeared with no complicated study involved. People may take that and make more doctrine than was intended.
You stated Melchizedek was NOT a Gentile. Melchizedek received tithes because of a long-standing spoils of war Semitic Canaanite law. Pagans required 10% of spoils; the Law only required 1%. Compare Gen 18:18-20 with Numbers 31. At least noteworthy.
Heb 7:3 clearly states "without genealogy". If Shem was renamed, just as Abram and Jacob were renamed, the latter are not said to be 'without genealogy'.
Right... there was no Gineology written in the bible for the "King Of Righteousness, King of Salem" by that name. That is not saying that He did not have parents at one time... But that it is not recorded as such in that part of the Bible.