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An important piece of evidence that provides a partial answer for this question comes from the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS). 11Q13 A large number of fragments were found in Cave 11, among them a text known as 11Q13 or 11QMelchizedek. In brief (and quoting the "About" text from the DeadSeaScrolls.org.il site),1 it is a short text which focuses on Melchizedek, ...


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While I am sure that Melchisedek is eternal in the sense that he is in heaven with Christ, Heb. 7:3 was not saying Melchisidek never had a mother or father. The understanding comes from knowing customary Jewish terminology. If they did not have the record of the genealogy to prove the lineage to Aaron, the priesthood was not legitimate, and they would say ...


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Hebrews 7:1-3: For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without ...


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Yes, the Aaronic priesthood was established many centuries after Abram met Melchizedek the priest, according to the timeline of the biblical story. But priesthood is not unique to the religion of YHWH. Many religions, then as now, have priests. The Hebrew Bible also mentions priests of Egypt (e.g. Gen.47:22) and Midian (e.g. Ex.2:16) prior to the ...


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1. Question Restatement: What is the source of the Book of Hebrews' assertion that Melchizedek had no father or mother? Disclaimer: I am in no way affirming the "authority" of any of these texts - just stating that they arguably are contemporary with the Book of Hebrews. 2. Possible Answer : Probably from an earlier version of the book : Conflict ...


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This is begging the question; who (from a Hebrew Bible–only perspective, remember) says that Melchizedek is a particularly important figure? He seems to be a historical curiosity, someone not of Abraham’s descent who taught the worship of the One God.¹ There are, of course, significant doctrinal implications to the fact that the One God had worshipers ...


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Actually the "son of man" in Daniel 7 is not written the same as "son of man" in Ezekiel. For example the first use in Ezekiel is at 2:1: And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” (Ezekiel 2:1) [ESV] וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָי בֶּן־אָדָם עֲמֹד עַל־רַגְלֶיךָ וַאֲדַבֵּר אֹתָֽךְ׃ “I saw in the night visions, and behold,...


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There have been many speculations as to who exactly this Melchizedek was. The speculations range from the possible to the absurd. Here is a list of some of those speculations. He was the pre-incarnate Christ. This is a popular notion. He was the Holy Spirit. He was an angel. He was Enoch. By the time Abraham meets Melchizedek, Enoch had been gone for ...


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The phrase "Most High God" always refers exclusively to YHWH, the God of both the NT and the OT. Note the following: Mark 5:7 - He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name don't torture me ... Luke 6:35 - Then you will have a great reward. You will be the children of the Most ...


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Why is the Priest Ezekiel Called “Son of Man”? God frequently addresses his prophet not by his name but as"Son of Man" This emphasizes that the prophet is an earthling, flesh, as a human spokesman in contrast to the origin of the source, which is God. Daniel is also referred to as "Son of Man" Daniel 8:17. Jesus’ application of this expression to himself ...


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The author of Hebrews is not using outside texts to make his arguments in ch 7 , where he explains how Yahuwshuwa HaMashiyach (Jesus Christ) fulfills Psalm 110 as being the Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. Melchisedec is a very important person in the Old testament, even though only few verses are written about him. Since you talked about the ...


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There actually is no additional information in Hebrews. The Greek words in the phrase that the ESV translates "without father or mother or genealogy" are ἀπάτωρ, ἀμήτωρ, ἀγενεαλόγητος. They are a conjunction of the particle ἀ, signifying "without", with the underlying base words. The words appear only in Hebrews 7:3 - they are found nowhere else in the ...


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There is nothing in the Hebrew Bible that says that Abraham was "to inherit the world," but that is exactly what the Christian New Testament states (Romans 4:13). Thus since the world will be blessed through Abraham, he is therefore by implication greater than those blessed, and therefore he (Abraham) will inherit the world. In like manner, Melchizedek ...


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The writer to the Hebrews speaks of Mechisedec in 5:6-10, then in 5:11 diverts from the subject to make statements regarding those to whom the epistle is written and continues on that vein throughout the rest of the chapter and throughout the whole of chapter 6. The subject then returns to what was previously addressed 'For this Melchisedec . . . ' in 7:1. ...


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The writer of Hebrews has this to say concerning Melchisedec, “Of whom we have many things to say and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing” (Hebrews 5:11-King James Version, 1769). The entire Melchizedek (or Melchisedec if you like) account is totally inerrant. He appears on the scene suddenly (Genesis 14:18-20) and disappears without a trace (...


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The writer in Hebrews draws conclusions from what scripture chooses not to state (a genealogy) thus the original expresses a spiritual concept which the writer to the Hebrews picks up on. It does not mean that the person in Genesis did not have a genealogy : just that he is represented as such as a demonstration and as a spiritual allusion. But the figure is ...


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Who was Melchizedek? The name occurs in only 3 places in the Bible: Genesis 14:18, Psalm 110:4, and Hebrews 5-7. The name means "King of Righteousness" and is appropriate as "priest of the Most High God". (Gen. 14:18) Very little is known about him within the Scriptures. There is no genealogical record as to his lineage. Paul expounds on ...


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Read the events in Genesis 14. There had recently been a war, with several kings allied on each side, with the winning side capturing many people and possessions from the city of Sodom: … the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled; some fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains. — Genesis 14:10 The captives included Abraham's nephew Lot: Now when ...


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He may also have actually been a theophany of God the Father. There are some problems with that idea, but it also makes sense in some ways. If he was simply a man who was a priest, this raises the question as to why his genealogy was "somehow" not recorded. How common was it for the genealogy of a priest to have somehow slipped through the ...


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The words בן אדם or son of man is not a messianic term. It simply means "son of Adam." It is purely a title that shows a power difference between G-d and the son of man who is mortal. It is important to note that the words בן אדם or son of man also is the same as the words for human. Just like בני ישראל means the children of Israel, בני אדם (the ...


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Son of man (Adam) is the Biblical way of saying a human being. As Ozzie pointed out, Daniel is also called a son of man (Adam). Son of Adam is used in many other places to designate an individual human being (Ps 8:4; Job 16:21; 25:6; 35:8; etc). It just means a human being or descendant of Adam. It may be that Ezekiel and Daniel represented the human race ...


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Does Hebrews 7:12 say that the Law has changed? Answer: Yes, the Law has changed, and, this has necessarily occurred, exactly as it reads in English. We do not need to linguistically decipher Hebrews 7:12 to understand this fact. Suppose we reiterate the passage in question for reference (including Heb. 7:11, NASB): Hebrews 7:11-12: "Now if perfection ...


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The author of Hebrews chapter 7 is making a difficult and complex point - Jesus is the new High Priest (V26) of the covenant which does not comply with the rules/law established in the Torah. That is, Jesus was NOT descended from the line of Aaron but from Judah (V13, 14). So what is he discussing? The material in view is the Levitical covenant. See ...


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We have extremely limited data about Melchizedek - even the book of Hebrews describes him as a man without mother and father (Heb 7:3), ie, without genealogy. What we do know about him is the following: The name means "king of righteousness". He was priest of God most High which the book of Hebrews confirms as priest of the the true God of heaven ...


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MelchizedeK (King of Right)High Priest served the most high God, El Elyon, El shaddai later the scriptures reveal this same God is Yahweh or Yehova. The canaanites are not as everyone would believe. Noah curses canaan because Ham was already blessed (God blessed noah shem ham and japheth Gen 9) God does not curse canaan nor are the descendants of Ham cursed. ...


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There is no error in the text, it just sounds like you misunderstood what the author of Hebrews was trying to express. Hebrews ch 7 is explaining how Yahuwshuwa HaMashiyach (Jesus Christ) fulfills Psalm 110 as being the Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. Melchisedec is a very important person in the Old testament, even though only few verses are ...


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In Genesis chapter 14, Melchizedek appears and then disappears so suddenly that Hebrews chapter 7, describes him as "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life" and as a type for Jesus. The tradition that Melchizedek was immortal is even reflected in Psalm 110:4: Psalm 110:4: The LORD hath sworn, ...


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