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This guy fascinates me and he is in the bible very little. The only place I know is:

Genesis 14:17-20
Psalm 110:4
Hebrews 7

My bible (NIV Life Application Study Bible) states 4 theories (page 30) on who this "Priest of God Most High" is. The theories are:

1. He was a respected king of the region and Abraham showed him the respect he deserved.
2. "Melchizedek" may have been a standing title for all the kings of Salem.
3. He was a type of Christ. This is based on Hebrews 7:3

Here is the big one:
4. Melchizedek was the appearance on earth of the preincarnate Christ in a temporary body form.

Any thoughts? I don't have any at this time but would like some opinions or other theories.

Thank you.
 

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there is a lot to be written about Melchizedek.. six times in the Bible God says Jesus Christ is of the order of Mel..Ps. 110:4--He. 5:6,10--6:20--
7:17,21--
his name means King of Rightesousne
the big mystery about him is found in Hebrew7:3,

"Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually."
 

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From a Biblical Encyclopedia, for what it's worth:

Melchizedek is a character in the early story of humanity as told in the Hebrew Bible. There is no evidence external to the Bible that he was a real historical figure. Some have argued that grammar and stylistic considerations indicate the account of Melchizidek is actually a non-Jewish tradition which was inserted at this point due to its mentioning of Abraham.
 

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Specklebelly said:
This guy fascinates me and he is in the bible very little. The only place I know is:

Genesis 14:17-20
Psalm 110:4
Hebrews 7

My bible (NIV Life Application Study Bible) states 4 theories (page 30) on who this "Priest of God Most High" is. The theories are:

1. He was a respected king of the region and Abraham showed him the respect he deserved.
2. "Melchizedek" may have been a standing title for all the kings of Salem.
3. He was a type of Christ. This is based on Hebrews 7:3

Here is the big one:
4. Melchizedek was the appearance on earth of the preincarnate Christ in a temporary body form.

Any thoughts? I don't have any at this time but would like some opinions or other theories.

Thank you.
Here are some more scriptures about Melchizedek.

TOPICAL GUIDE
JESUS CHRIST, TYPES OF, IN ANTICIPATION
See also Passover; Sacrifice; Symbolism

Gen. 4: 4 (Moses 5: 20) Abel . . . brought of the firstlings of his flock.
Gen. 22: 8 God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.
Ex. 12: 5 (1 Pet. 1: 19) lamb shall be without blemish, a male.
Ex. 12: 21 (Rev. 5: 6) take you a lamb . . . and kill the passover.
Ex. 16: 15 (Ex. 16: 4; John 6: 51) manna . . . the bread which the Lord hath given.
Ex. 17: 6 (1 Cor. 10: 4) smite the rock . . . come water out of it.
Ex. 24: 8 Behold the blood of the covenant.
Lev. 16: 22 goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities.
Num. 9: 12 (John 19: 33) nor break any bone of it.
Num. 21: 9 (John 3: 14; Alma 33: 19; Hel. 8: 14) Moses made a serpent of brass.
Deut. 8: 3 (Rev. 2: 17) fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not.
Ps. 110: 4 (Heb. 5: 10) priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Jonah 1: 17 (Matt. 12: 40) in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
John 1: 29 Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin.
1 Cor. 5: 7 Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.
1 Cor. 10: 4 Rock was Christ.
2 Cor. 3: 14 which vail is done away in Christ.
Col. 2: 17 a shadow of things to come.
Heb. 8: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.
Heb. 9: 9 a figure for the time then present.
Heb. 10: 10 sanctified through the offering . . . of Jesus Christ.
2 Ne. 2: 7 offereth himself a sacrifice for sin.
2 Ne. 11: 4 (Gal. 3: 24; Heb. 10: 1; Mosiah 16: 14; Alma 25: 15; Alma 34: 14) this end hath the law of Moses . . . the typifying of him.
Jacob 4: 5 Abraham . . . offering up his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God.
Mosiah 3: 15 types, and shadows showed he unto them.
Mosiah 13: 31 all these things were types of things to come.
Alma 13: 16 it being a type of his order.
Alma 37: 45 is there not a type in this thing.
Moses 5: 7 (D&C 138: 13) a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten.
Moses 6: 63 all things have their likeness.

See also Ex. 17: 6; Ex. 26: 33; Matt. 27: 5; Heb. 9: 3.




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Lee, you've realy lost me. care to explain where "Melchizedek" comes into play in all off the scriptures you sited.?
 
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