WAS MELCHIZEDEK REAL?

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Yes. The priest/king named Melchizedek (or Melchiz’edek) is a mysterious man that Abraham (still known as Abram at that time) encountered in Genesis 14:18, who offered a sacrifice to God of bread and wine. This what Scripture says:

And Melchiz′edek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.

(Gen. 14:18, Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, accessed at Bible Gateway passage: Genesis 14:18 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition)

Melchizedek is an unusual figure because not too many people in the world knew about the most high God who had revealed himself to Abram. But then Melchizedek shows up as “priest of God Most High.”

Later, the Psalmist would write prophetically about the awaited Messiah:

The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchiz′edek.”

(Psalm 110:4, RSVCE, Bible Gateway passage: Psalm 110:4 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition)

And still later, the author of Hebrews would confirm that the ancient priest/king Melchizadek prefigured Jesus Christ:

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear.

Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;

and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchiz′edek.

(Heb. 5:7–10, RSVCE, Bible Gateway passage: Hebrews 5 – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition)


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