Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Two Observations on Melchizedek

Genesis 14:18-20 - "Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said:

'Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
And blessed be God Most High,
Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.'"


1. Hebrews chapters 5 through 7 show us that Melchizedek is a type of Christ. With this in mind, it struck me interesting that Melchizedek the priest brought only two things: bread and wine. And with what did Jesus initiate the new covenant? (Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:14-20, Mark 14:22-25)

2. Just after this, Abraham refers to God as "the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth." That reminded me of how Jonah identified himself and his God: "I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land."
Tags: bible people, bible structure, genesis, hebrews, jonah, luke, maker of heaven and earth, mark, matthew, priesthood

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