Parallels Between Jesus & Melchizedek

1. King of Righteousness

Melchizedek means king of righteousness (Hebrews 7:2). Jesus Christ is the king of righteousness (1 John 2:1, Revelation 19:16).


2. King of Peace

Salem is derived from the Hebrew word, shalom, which means peace. Both men are kings of peace (Hebrews 7:2, Philippians 4:7). Shalom also means peace as in not owing anything to another person which Jesus Christ has fulfilled when he died on the cross for our sins (Romans 6:23).


3. Priests

Melchizedek is a priest of the Most High thus was able to collect tithes (Genesis 14:18-20, Hebrews 7:5). Jesus Christ is our high priest, forever reign in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:17-25).


4. Not from the Priestly Tribe

Both men are not from the tribe of Levi, a tribe consecrated to be priests (Hebrews 7:13-14).


5. Bread & Wine

Melchizedek brought out bread and wine before blessing Abraham (Genesis 14:18-19). Jesus Christ brought out bread and wine to symbolize a new covenant with his disciples (Matthew 26:26-28).



Share the Gospel
No Comments

Post A Comment