By Fred L. Horton Jr.
This monograph seeks to respond to the query why Melchizedek, who's a minor determine within the outdated testomony, is chosen through the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews to symbolize the priesthood of Christ. during his examine, Professor Horton surveys the traditions approximately Melchizedek from the outdated Testment interval, in Philo, Josephus and Qumran, to the later resources in Rabbinical and patristic writings and the Gnosticism. The e-book concludes with a severe exam of the claims made for the dependence of Hebrews at the Qumran determine and culture. the writer ultimately rejects this interpretation in favour of a resource and history for Hebrews in an self sustaining and principally unique interpretation of the previous testomony passages.