THE IDENTITY OF MELCHIZEDEK FROM HEBREWS 7:1-10 IN THE LIGHT OF GENESIS 14:18-20 WITH A SHORT HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION

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   1. Introduction and statement of the problem

   The figure of Melchizedek[1] appears only three times in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures: in Genesis 14:18-20, in Psalm 110:4, and in Hebrews 7:1-3. His figure presented in these three places in the Bible “gave rise to a considerable unorthodox speculation as a result of the enigmatic account of Genesis 14.”[2] There are many contributions made by many theologians on this subject, but there is a little consensus among them in regard to the significance and function of Melchizedek in these narratives, especially in the Epistle to Hebrews chapter 7.

   1.1. Purpose for the study

   There are different categories of interpretations regarding the identity and function of Melchizedek in Hebrew 7. Firstly, this study aims to trace a short history of interpretation of the figure and function of Melchizedek. And secondly we will try to understand the identity and…

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