Seeking Our God

Hebrews 7:1-3 – Who is Melchizedek

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Check out my children's book here: The writer returned to the theme they had introduced in chapter 5 (vv. 1–10), but doubted that the readers would comprehend (cf. 5:11). In the conclusion of the most recent warning (5:11–6:20), the author had renewed the subject of the Melchizedek priesthood (6:19–20). Let’s talk about this mysterious individual, Melchizedek. A person about whom, I would say the majority of Christians know nothing. You talk about Melchizedek, and most people say, “Well, I’ve seen it in the Bible, but I don’t know anything about it. What is it?” Well, there are only four verses in the whole Old Testament that deal with Melchizedek, but these four verses become the cornerstone for this whole set of theology, which is crucial. So let’s start with the priestly order, chapter 7 verses 1 and 10. The writer of Hebrews is presenting Jesus as a priest who is superior to Aaron. To do this Jesus is seen to be of the order of Melchizedek, a priestly order which is superior to the Aaronic order.

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