A Superior Priesthood
Hebrews 7:4-10
It seemed to me that the foundational statement of this passage was that it is indisputable that the inferior is blessed by the superior.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-08-07 18:38:46
It seemed to me that the foundational statement of this passage was that it is indisputable that the inferior is blessed by the superior. I marked this section as a bilateral. The former proposition shows Melchizedek to be superior Abraham while the latter proposition show him to be superior to the priestly Levites. As I dug into this passage more, it became clear to me that the heart of the text is very simple…. Melchizedek’s is not only superior to Abraham; his priesthood was and is superior to Levi’s.
10000000046339 46339 Notes 2010-08-07 17:06:13 2010-08-07 18:38:46 It seemed to me that the foundational statement of this passage was that it is indisputable that the inferior is blessed by the superior. I marked this section as a bilateral. The former proposition shows Melchizedek to be superior Abraham while the latter proposition show him to be superior to the priestly Levites. As I dug into this passage more, it became clear to me that the heart of the text is very simple…. Melchizedek’s is not only superior to Abraham; his priesthood was and is superior to Levi’s. notes
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Hebrews
Hebrews 7:4-10
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esv
See how great this man was
to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
ideaexplanation
And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people,
that is, from their brothers,
though (their brothers) [are also] descended from Abraham.
concessive
But (Melchizedek) who does not have his descent from (mortal men) received tithes from Abraham
and blessed him who had the promises.
series
It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.
In the one case tithes are received by mortal men,
but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives.
alternative
bilateral
One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor
when Melchizedek met him.
temporal
discourse
10000000046339 46339 Arc 2010-08-07 17:06:13 2010-08-07 18:38:46 editing Hebrews 7 4 7 10 Hebrews 7:4-10 58 NT esv i539520 i539521 i539522 i539507 See how great this man was i539508 to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! ideaexplanation 1 i539523 i539524 i539509 And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, i539510 that is, from their brothers, ideaexplanation 1 i539511 though (their brothers) [are also] descended from Abraham. concessive 2 1 i539525 i539526 i539512 But (Melchizedek) who does not have his descent from (mortal men) received tithes from Abraham i539513 and blessed him who had the promises. series i539514 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. i539527 i539515 In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, i539516 but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. alternative bilateral 1 bilateral 1 i539528 i539517 One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, i539529 i539518 for he was still in the loins of his ancestor i539519 when Melchizedek met him. temporal 1 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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