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15 February, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 8—Hebrews 7:1-14

Study 8 From The Book of Hebrews Is: Hebrews 7:1-14

1.   Verses 1:10. On what grounds is Melchizedek said to be greater than Abraham and consequently superior to the Levitical priesthood? By what the scriptural record both does and does not tell us about him, in what ways is Melchizedek made to resemble the Son of God?
2.   Verses 11-14. Why could not Jesus possibly be a priest after the order of Aaron? What does the promise in the Old Testament of a new order of priesthood (see Ps. 110:4) imply concerning the existing Levitical priesthood? If the priesthood is changed, what must inevitably be changed as well?
Notes
1.   Verse 1. ‘This Melchizedek, king…priest’: among the Israelites these two offices were never held by the same person.
2.   Verse 2 ‘First…righteousness, and then … peace’: Is. 32:17.
3.   Verses 12.  The priesthood was so fundamental to the old covenant between God and His people, that any change in the order of priesthood must of necessity involve a change in the whole constitution; i.e., it implies nothing less than an accompanying new, and indeed better, covenant. See 7:22.