Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Melchizedek pointing to Jesus as a priest and king: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Listen to the homily here.

·      In the NAB his name is used 10 times
·      Once in Genesis
·      Once in Psalm 110
·      Eight times in Hebrews
·      Both of these is what we heard today
One verse in Genesis?
·      “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words:”
·      “Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High, met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kings and blessed him.”
·      His name first means righteous king, and he was also "king of Salem," that is, king of peace.”
o   Salem à Jerusalem
·      “Without father, mother, or ancestry,without beginning of days or end of life, thus made to resemble the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.”
Psalm 110:
·      “You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek.”

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