Melchizedek and the Letter to the Hebrews

///Melchizedek and the Letter to the Hebrews

This teaching focuses discovering why the author of Hebrews chose to use an obscure Biblical figure, Melchizedek, in order to explain the priesthood of Yeshua. We will analyze the two Tanakh passages that Melchizedek appears in, Genesis 14 and Ps 110, and then explore texts from the Second Temple period to see that the Melchizedek Scroll (11Q13) is the best document to help us understand Hebrews' usage of Melchizedek. We will discover how these two texts center around the concept of an eschatological Jubilee.

This was recorded at Tabernacle of David, Burnsville MN on 4-30-16. It is a "rough draft" of the teaching that will be recorded on green screen in a month or two with much more detail.

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  1. Ken Reed May 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Great teaching Ryan! This is very good and I am looking forward to the more in-depth teaching you mentioned! Blessings and Shalom!

  2. Bev DenBoet May 3, 2016 at 11:57 am

    60. Samaritans Desecrate Judean Temple
    29 Now (about 9 CE) when Judea was administered by Coponius, who was sent out by Quirinius [the Roman governor of Syria]…these things occurred: During the celebration of the feast of Unleavened Bread, which we call Passover, in a custom of the priests the gates of the temple [in Jerusalem] were opened after midnight.
    30 And then, when their opening first occurred, Samaritan men coming into Jerusalem in secret, began to scatter human bones in the porticoes and throughout the temple. (So, the priests), who were not accustomed to such things before, managed the temple with greater care.
    — Josephus, Antiquities 18.29-30

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