Character Study on Melchisedec

Character Study on Melchisedec

Hebrews 5: As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 5: Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 6: Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7: 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;
Hebrews 7: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Hebrews 7: If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7: And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
Hebrews 7: For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Melchisedec
(mehl kih' sseh dehc) KJV New Testament form of Melchizedek.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Melchisedec, Melchizedek
King of Salem and priest of the most high God. He came forth to meet Abraham after he had rescued Lot and those taken with him. Melchisedec brought forth bread and wine, and blessed Abraham, and Abraham gave to him tithes of all. He was a type of Christ as a royal-priest: "King of righteousness and king of peace," as He will be in the Millennium. Melchisedec was a priest of an entirely different order from that of Aaron, which passed from father to son. There is no mention of his progenitors, nor of any descendant: "without father, without mother, without genealogy; having neither beginning of days nor end of life:" being thus a beautiful type of the Son of God, who has been called by God to be "a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec." Nothing is said of any sacrifice being offered by Melchisedec to God: he rather brought forth from God that which symbolises life and joy (cf. John 6:51 ; John 2:1-10 ), and blessed him that had the promises. So when Christ comes it will not be to put away sin by sacrifice; but to refresh and bless His people. Blessing characterises the Melchisedec priesthood of Christ. Genesis 14:18-20 ; Psalm 110:4 ; Hebrews 5:6,10 ; Hebrews 6:20 ; Hebrews 7:1-21 .

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Melchisedec, Melchizedek - Melchisedec brought forth bread and wine, and blessed Abraham, and Abraham gave to him tithes of all. Melchisedec was a priest of an entirely different order from that of Aaron, which passed from father to son. There is no mention of his progenitors, nor of any descendant: "without father, without mother, without genealogy; having neither beginning of days nor end of life:" being thus a beautiful type of the Son of God, who has been called by God to be "a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. " Nothing is said of any sacrifice being offered by Melchisedec to God: he rather brought forth from God that which symbolises life and joy (cf. Blessing characterises the Melchisedec priesthood of Christ
Hieracites - Heretics in the third century; so called from their leader Hierax, a philosopher, of Egypt, who taught that Melchisedec was the Holy Ghost; denied the resurrection and condemned marriage
Salem - Probably the title of Melchisedec as king of peace, Genesis 14:18 ; Hebrews 7:1,2
Blessing - Again, we read that "the less [1] is blessed of the better," Hebrews 7:7 ; and though this refers to Melchisedec blessing Abraham, the same thing is true respecting God and His creatures: in bestowing favours God is the only one who can bless
Melchizedek - Melchizedek, or Melchisedec (mel-kĭz'-e-dĕk), the Greek form in the New Testament (king of righteousness), is mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20 as king of Salem and priest of the Most High God, meeting Abram in the valley of Shaveh, bringing out bread and wine to him, blessing him, and receiving tithes from him; in Psalms 110:4, where Messiah is described as a priest "after the order of Melchizedek;" and finally, in Hebrews 5:6-7, where the typical relations between Melchizedek and Christ are defined, both being priests without belonging to the Levitical tribe, superior to Abram, of unknown beginning and end, and kings of righteousness and peace
High Priest - See AARON, AARONIC PRIESTHOOD, Melchisedec
Shem - Some have thought Shem the same as Melchisedec, and that he himself had been at the school of Methuselah before the deluge: that he gave to Abraham the whole tradition, the ceremonies of the sacrifices of religion, according to which this patriarch afterward offered his sacrifices
Aaronic Priesthood - See Melchisedec
Ascension - ...
As forerunner He has entered into heaven for the saints, and has been made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec
Ephod - Type of the kingly Priest of the order of Melchisedec
Ephod - Type of the kingly Priest of the order of Melchisedec
Abraham - He refused to take even a thread of the spoil from the king of Sodom: he would not be made rich from such a source; but he was blessed by Melchisedec, king of Salem, the priest of the most high God, who brought forth bread and wine: to whom Abraham gave tenths of all. See Melchisedec
Hebrews, Epistle to the - So Christ, addressed by God as His Son, is selected also by Him as High Priest after the order of Melchisedec. They then have strong encouragement, and the hope set before them as an anchor of the soul entering within the veil — into the very presence of God, where Jesus has entered as the forerunner — a High Priest after the order of Melchisedec. some detail is given of Melchisedec. Further, if perfection had come in with Levi, why speak of another Priest of another order? Melchisedec is in fact the type of the priesthood of Christ, constituted after the power of an endless life
Genesis, Book of - Melchisedec is introduced as the type of the priesthood of Christ in the millennium as the 'blessing' priest and king
Tithes - We have nothing more ancient concerning tithes, than what we find in Genesis 14:20 , that Abraham gave tithes to Melchisedec, king of Salem, at his return from his expedition against Chedorlaomer, and the four kings in confederacy with him
Type - Melchisedec was "made like unto the Son of God," Hebrews 7:3
Zechariah, Prophecy of - He will reign in His Melchisedec character of King and Priest
Preaching - Melchisedec, also, we may consider as the father, the priest, and the prince, of his people; publishing the glad tidings of peace and salvation, Genesis 14; Hebrews 7