Video: What is the Biblical Theological Significance of Melchizedek?

In my latest video I answer this question: ‘Why is Melchizedek so important to the author of Hebrews? What’s the biblical-theological significance of Jesus being a priest after the order of Melchizedek?’

If you have any questions, please leave them on my Curious Cat account.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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4 Responses to Video: What is the Biblical Theological Significance of Melchizedek?

  1. Angus J says:

    Hello Alastair. This is a subject which interests me, and I would like to hear what you have to say, but I find that having to watch a video takes more time than I like to spend. If the same information were presented in text form, it would probably take a quarter of the time to assimilate it. Please would you consider the possibility of posting the text of your talk as well as the video, if that’s not too much extra work, so that people have the choice as to which medium of communication they prefer to use. Thanks. AJ

  2. Timothy Graham says:

    Alastair – what do you make of the idea that Psalm 110 is in fact a coronation text, the induction of the Davidic kings into an order of Melchizedek? and of the possibly more controversial claims by Dr Margaret Barker about this Psalm and more generally, claiming that the Davidic kings were in fact priests in some sense, and were “born from above” and became sons of the LORD at their coronation in the Holy of Holies?

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