Ancient Texts on Melchizedek
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he
the priest of
the most high God.
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed
Abram of the most high
God, possessor of heaven and earth:
And blessed be the most high God, which hath
delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Psalm 110: A Psalm of David.
The LORD said unto my Lord,
Sit thou at my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion:
rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
willing in the day of thy power,
in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning:
thou hast the dew of thy youth.
The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent,
a priest for ever
after the order of Melchizedek.
Variant translation on 110:3-4 based on Septuagint and revoweling Hebrew:
With thee is the dignity in the day of thy power.
In the holy mountains, from the womb of Dawn,
like the Day Star I have begotten thee.
Yahweh has sworn and will not repent:
“Thou art a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”
Hebrews 7:1-28 (ESV) (+ 1.13, 5:6, 10; 6:20)
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met
Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him
Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name,
king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 3 He is
without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.
See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the
spoils! 5 And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a
commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers,
though these also are descended from Abraham. 6 But this man who does not have his