Nov 23, 2013
Hbr 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Hbr 7:2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
Hbr 7:3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.

so what data are we given about Melchizedek ???
1 king of Salem
2 Salem means peace
note: later called Jeru-salem
3 Priest of the Most High God
4 His name means "king of righteousness"
5 without genealogy (non-begat)
6 always was and will be
7 made like the Son of God
8 a priest perpetually

Hbr 7:6 But the one whose genealogy is not traced, from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

the Father of the Promise (Abraham) tithed to the King of Righteousness (Melchizedek) who always was and will be .. who was NOT the Son of God ..

if you notice ..
Jesus is the High Priest perpetually ..
Melchizedek is the Priest perpetually ..


Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

Rom 8:34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Hbr 6:20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

why is the one a Priest and the other a High Priest ???

Hbr 9:7 but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

because Jesus' offered the blood (His own) for sins of the people ..

let's see .. who has no beginning of days and is eternal, that is a Priest forever "to the Most High" and made like the Son of God ???