Interestingly Christian Bale (who played Batman in the last three Batman films) filmed scenes fromTerminator: Salvation in Batman Province. As you see, it all comes full circle. Oh wait, silly me… NOW it comes full circle.3.
Who is Melchizadek? Be thorough.a.
King of Salem and Priest of El Elyon (God Most High). He blessed Abraham and Abraham gave him a10% tithe. Because of his abrupt and clearly important place in Genesis, a great deal of speculation hasled to considerable debate. One view is that he was a Theophany or Christophany, a pre-incarnateappearance of Christ. The second is that he was a historical, real human person who typifies Christ inthe narrative structure of Genesis. The third view is that he was a Canaanite priest. The fourth view isthat he was Shem.4.
Which view from #3 do you hold to? Why?a.
I agree with Davis that the second view is most likely. The first makes little sense for Christ to be saidto be “a priest of the line of Melchizadek” if He is in fact Melchizadek Himself. Of course, Jesus is part of the Trinity, so the idea of Jesus initiating a Grandfather Paradox… Perhaps Jesus was the father of Melchizadek, though it would have to be a virgin birth, the idea of Jesus having progeny wouldundoubtedly tear a hole in the space-time continuum. Worse, legitimize a false religion, and encourageDan Brown to write more books.The third view was the view of Josephus. However Melchizedek and Salem are both Jewish, the firstmeaning “king of righteousness,” the second being “peace.” That he was the priest of El Elyon has aminor connection to the Canaanites as they also attributed El to deity, but the Elyon derivative is toosubjective.By the second view, the historicity of Melchizedek is difficult to establish, but that he blessedAbraham and God as creator of the heavens and Earth (which no Canaanite idea of deity matched) andAbraham recognized Melchizedek as a higher in spiritual rank shows he was certainly of a differentlycaliber than other kings of the area. Also the reference in Psalm 110 of David taking up the priestlyline of Melchizedek shows how David’s conquest of Jerusalem led to Jesus taking up that line.