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Bibil Identifier bibil:225197
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Melchizedek Traditions
Author Reiss, Moshe
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 26, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 259-265 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Melchizedek appears in Genesis as a non-Israeli priest recog-nized by Abraham. The Rabbis assumed he gave the priesthood to Abraham who in turn gave it to his great grandson Levi, the father of Aaron, the first Jewish high Priest. In the Dead Sea Scrolls Melchizedek appears as a celestial high priest and eschatological warrior. This is consistent with the later author of the Letter to the Hebrews. Both he and Jesus himself were undoubtedly aware of these legends.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2012.745279
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Melchizedek
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Melchizedek
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 11Q - Qumran Cave 11 : 11QMelch - Melchizedek
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex IX : 1, Melchizedek
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Melchizedek
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