But the real point here is that Jesus is that kind of a High Priest. Sat. Compare all, Since God names individuals what they are, that, then is what this man is: "King of Righteousness.". Hebrews 7:3 ESV - He is without father or mother or - Bible Gateway He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a … "Salem," from which Jerusalem was named, means "peace." In the verses before us, Melchizedek is said to be like "unto the Son of God," and that Christ is after the likeness of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:14), indicating clearly that Christ must be understood as the antitype of Melchizedek, making all the things of Melchizedek's life typical of certain things in the life of Jesus Christ. Bullinger, has stood the test of tine as an incredible resource for the diligent student. His genealogy is not recorded, so essential in the case of Aaron"s sons (Nehemiah 7:64). It was not possible for Christ to be held by death (Acts 2:24). He does not make it (as the Jews do) in any way a type of the shewbread and libations; or an offering characteristic of his Priesthood; nor does he make him (as Philo does) offer any sacrifice at all. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. It is the permanence of the Melchisedek priesthood on which stress is laid. 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. Compare Hebrews 8:5, where the heavenly things are represented as the primary archetype of the Levitical ordinances. Observe further: Melchizedek was "without mother, without father, without descent," or as the Phillips translation renders it: "He had no father or mother and no family tree." Bishop Wordsworth quotes “Who shall declare His generation?” which however is not the meaning of the Hebrew. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. But “Christ as God has no mother, as man no Father.” The primitive Church neither used nor sanctioned the name Θεοτόκος “Mother of God” as applied to the Virgin Mary. God the Father is not the Priest of God, but Christ the Son is! 1897-1910. 1, p. 40): “the Melchisedec of the passage in the Psalms just mentioned (Hebrews 6:20), or the true antitypal Melchisedec or Messiah.” For it is not grammatically allowable, with Wieseler, to take the words βασιλεὺς σαλὴμ … ἀφωμοιώμενος δὲ τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ θεοῦ as an apposition merely to ὁ ΄ελχισεδέκ, and not to the whole expression οὗτος ὁ ΄ελχισεδέκ, and in connection with οὗτος ὁ ΄ελχισεδέκ to rest the emphasis exclusively upon οὗτος. Ezra 2:61-63; Nehemiah 7:63-65). Hebrews 7:3 in all English translations. for Christ himself was not without a Father according to his divinity, nor without a Mother in his humanity; but because his genealogy is not given in Genesis, as of the other patriarchs is, but he is abruptly introduced without any mention of either his birth or death. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Bruce is not correct in saying: “The variation in expression ( εἰς τὸ διηνεκές instead of εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, Hebrews 6:20) is probably made out of regard to style, rather than to convey a different shade of meaning”. His superiority is solely within the tableau. tacete quibus nec pater nec mater est” (Cic. It is solemn and instructive to note how most of the false religions on earth and most of the corruptions of the time owe their power to men’s desire to have a human priest who may forgive them and plead for them, and even offer sacrifice for them. δὲ attaches this clause to the immediately preceding, “having neither etc.,” but in this respect made like to the Son of God, see Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 9:14 and Hebrews 1:10; Hebrews 1:12. No one of his ancestors is mentioned as a priest; and as a priest he has no descendants, and no followers. The meaning is that Melchizedek's priesthood does not derive from these things which were so important to the Aaronic priesthood. Neither beginning… nor end— Some one has said, that when an infant dies it remains to the parent an infant forever. As Melchisedec was without father, that was a priest before him, or is recorded, from whom he should derive, as the Levitical priesthood had; so Christ, as to his humanity, was without any human father, conceived only by the power of the Holy Ghost. 'The portrait of a living man can be seen on the canvas, yet the man is very different from his picture.' II. received—Greek, "hath received tithes." Others, ancient and modem, think he was the Son of God Himself—an opinion untenable, inconsistent alike with the Psalm and with the entire teaching of this Epistle. This shows that God can raise up a godly witness for Himself when and where He pleases. Yet even this view cannot be correct; for if Melchisedek had been Shem [1] there was every reason why he should be called by his own name, and no reason whatever why his name should be suppressed; and [2] Canaan was in the territory of Ham’s descendants, not those of Shem; and [3] Shem was in no sense, whether mystical or literal, “without pedigree.” Yet this opinion satisfied Lyra, Cajetan, Luther, Melanchthon, Lightfoot, &c. Who then was Melchisedek? "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". THE PARALLEL SUPERIORITIES OF MELCHIZEDEK AND CHRIST OVER AARON MAY BE REPRESENTED BY THE FOLLOWING TABULATION:—. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. As far as Scripture is concerned it may be said of him, that “he lives without dying, fixed for ever as one who lives by the pen of the sacred historian, and thus stamped as a type of the Son, the ever-living Priest.”. Hebrews. The true import of the prophecy which declared that the future priesthood would bear the likeness of Melchizedek’s can only be known when all the characteristics of that priesthood have been traced. Please login to your account first; Need help? Less utterly groundless is the belief of the Jews that Melchisedek was the Patriarch Shem, who, as they shewed, might have survived to this time (Avodath Hakkodesh, III. Melchisedec is presented to us without reference to any human qualifications for office. Or did the inspired imagination of the psalmist, seeing the facts as incidentally narrated, group them into form? . Luke 7:33, ἐλήλυθεν Ἰωάννης μήτε ἐσθίων … μήτε πίνων. Indeed, Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our salvation (Hebrews 5:9; 12:2). The Moffatt translation states it: "continues to be priest permanently" even while Jesus Christ is High Priest! This "change of the law"—the ceremonial law of sacrifices, ritual washings, and other rites pertaining to the Tabernacle/Temple and priesthood—applies only to the administration of tithing (verse 12). 1. this Melchisedec-- ( Hbr 6:20 Psa 110:4). Jesus Himself said: "There is none good but one, that is, God" (Matthew 19:17). We have already observed that Melchisedec was a man; he must, therefore, have had a father and a mother, but his priesthood was not by descent like that of the sons of Aaron, "having neither beginning of days nor end of life." BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Without descent; there is no line of him described in the Scripture, mentioning from whence he descended, or by what genealogy he came to the priesthood, as the Aaronites did clear their right, Nehemiah 7:64. But we may note that in Genesis the passage of the tableau stands in a striking isolation. Retail: $17.99. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, … It is from the Greek word AGENEALOGETOS which Thayer defines as follows: "Of whose descent there is no account." He had no descent or pedigree from another, but was self-existent. See App-151. Comp. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/hebrews-7.html. He is Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28). To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Αγενεαλογητος ειρηται, παρα το μη υπαρχειν εκ του σπερματος Αβρααμ ὁλως, ειναι δε Χαναναιον το γενος, και εκ της επαρατου σπορας ὁρμωμενον, ὁθεν ουδε γενεαλογιας ηξιωτο, Dela abuhi vela emeh ethcathebu besharbotho, apatōr- means literally one who has no father; one who has lost his father; one who is an orphan. Comp. 1909-1922. b. (3) Without father, without mother, without descent.—The last words, “without descent” (or rather, without genealogy), throw light on the meaning of those which precede. In this way he was made like unto the Son of God. File: PDF, 2.12 MB. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. BibliographySchaff, Philip. None can be righteous but God—or one made righteous by God's power—Christ in a person! Therefore He has always existed from eternity! continually. God made many other persons eminent types of his Son, but Melchisedec was the only type of the eternity of his royal priesthood; for which the Holy Ghost singled him out, dropped him down, as it were, from above, and then took him up again, without any further account of him in the Scripture, that he might convey this mystery to us. 12:26-28: "Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the Heaven ... Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot he shaken, let us have grace. a. Impossible! With the latter, these truths are simply a matter of record; but with Jesus they are not only historically true, they also have significant spiritual dimensions. 1896. Commentary for Hebrews 7–13 Hebrews 7:1–2. 4) says of Julius Cæsar that he was created Dictator εἰς τὸ διηνεκές, permanent Dictator. 1832. There must be a full assemblage of traits to form a definite typical image. μένει ἱερεὺς εἶς τὸ διηνεκές] remains priest for ever, in that, as of his end of life so also of the cessation of his priesthood, nothing is recorded. The former has no such real importance as the latter in human history. ἀφωμοιωμένος δὲ τῷ υἱῷ τ. θεοῦ “but made like to the Son of God”. 10:36-7: "For ye have need of patience, that having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise. And at the same time Christ was, is today, and shall be forever High Priest! That Jesus was the person prophesied of in the 110th Psalm; which psalm the Jews uniformly understood as predicting the Messiah. He must not have been an ordinary mortal. The recognition of one priest is as essential to true religion as the recognition of one king. 1860, VI. Hebrews 7:3 King James Version (KJV) 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. ", [Note: Morris, pp63 , 64. "What was true of Melchizedek simply as a matter of record was true of Christ in a fuller and more literal sense. This was true of him apparently, as it was true of Christ actually. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". But here Melchizedek had no genealogy. 7 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. See also Charles P. Baylis, "The Author of Hebrews" Use of Melchizedek from the Context of, "The idea of basing exegesis on silence is familiar in Philo"s writings and would not in itself have seemed strange to Jewish readers. Josephus and some of the most learned fathers (Hippolytus, Eusebius, &c.), and many of the ablest modern commentators, rightly hold that he was neither more nor less than what Moses tells us that he was—the Priest-King of a little Canaanite town, to whom, because he acted as a Priest of the True God, Abraham gave tithes; and whom his neighbours honoured because he was not sensual and turbulent as they were, but righteous and peaceful, not joining in their wars and raids, yet mingling with them in acts of mercy and kindness. Introduction. All sacrifices are superseded, by the sacrifice of the cross, and all priesthoods by the priesthood of our Lord. 1859. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". See below. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". And so the image of this king-priest, as seen in the divine tableau, is not born, and never dies. ... Hebrews 7:3 NIV Hebrews 7:3 NLT Hebrews 7:3 ESV Hebrews 7:3 NASB Hebrews 7:3 KJV Hebrews 7:3 Bible Apps Hebrews 7:3 Biblia Paralela Hebrews 7:3 Chinese Bible Hebrews 7:3 French Bible Hebrews 7:3 German Bible Alphabetical: a beginning but days end father forever genealogy God having he life … Tholuck, 'Melchisedek remains in so far as the type remains in the antitype, his priesthood, in Christ.' (See Ezra 2:61-62; Nehemiah 7:63-64, where families which could not actually produce their pedigree are excluded from the priesthood.) Hebrews Commentary James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Melchisedec has no such dates recorded; he had neither beginning of days nor end of life. American Tract Society. Rather, the record about Melchizedek is so arranged that it brings out certain truths, that apply far more fully to Jesus than they do to Melchizedek. You must not relinquish this to a commentator. The words, "Without father, etc. Melchizedek. The Jewish writers supposed him to have been Shem (see Gill), or Enoch, or Job. As a sacrifice and the Lamb of God, he had his time of entrance into the world, and of his leaving it; yet, as God’s Priest, he had neither beginning nor end of days. The question may be raised, Whence did this grouping of shadowy traits into a significant image arise? ", Ch. εἰς τὸ διηνεκές] of the same import as εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, Hebrews 6:20. International Bible Lesson Commentary Hebrews 7:1-3 & 18-28 (Hebrews 7:1) For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; What we know about Melchizedek from the Old Testament can be found only in Genesis 14:18-20 and Psalms 110:4. Yet, in the days when the Apostle Paul lived and wrote, shortly after Jesus ascended to heaven as High Priest, the scripture states that even then Melchizedek "abideth"—which means does now abide—"a priest continually." Without father ... - explained by 'without genealogy' or 'descent' (cf. Abideth a priest continually: these words are the key to all the description before. The church is commissioned to preach the gospel free of charge. unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. The sins of others, especially of our relations, should be warnings to us. The dependence of Levitical priests on genealogies and their registers is illustrated by Nehemiah 7:64. μήτε ἀρχὴν ἡμερῶν … “having neither beginning of days nor end of life,” i.e., again, as he is represented in Scripture. If the expressions here used had been meant literally, Melchisedek would not have been a man, but a Divine Being—and not the type of one. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". Scipio said scornfully to the mob of the Forum “St! They belong to the portrait of him, which was so drawn that he was “made like” the Son of God,—that by the features absent as well as by the positive traits a figure should appear corresponding to the Son of God and suited to suggest Him” (Davidson). BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". Hebrews 11 What it means to trust God. This is the usual interpretation of the words, which has been the prevalent one in … Without father, without mother, without descent, hating neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Thus Melchizedek was then High Priest, in Paul's day, and even now, and He will rule forever! Hebrews 7:3. The Aaronic priests are successively dying. I. Hebrews 6:10). BibliographyHaldane, Robert. king. 1874-1909. And certainly none but One of the God Family—the divine Kingdom of God—would be King of Righteousness. nor one whose father exercised any base trade. Without beginning of days or end of life. This shows that God had a purpose in leaving out all record of Melchisedec's family, namely, so that he would appear in that sense to be like that "other priest" who actually was not to have any descendants. Bibliography"Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". DD. p. 497), that Melchisedec is termed an everlasting priest in no other sense than as, according to the Apocalypse, all the blessed in heaven are so, see the observations of Riehm, Lehrbegr. Without beginning of days or end of life, unlike the Jewish priests therefore, who began their ministry at thirty and closed it at fifty, the high priest holding his office until he died. He who is a priest “like Melchizedek” holds a priesthood that rests on no such rights or claims. This was no accident nor is it due to a lack of custom or facilities for recording descent which means a record of family names. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Hebrews 7:3. Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 10:14. In this verse is a mystical description of the eternity of Christ’s person and priesthood, set out by the Spirit in the silence and omission of things that concerned Melchisedec and his glory; so that what here is represented to be typically and in shadow, that was Christ really and substantially; for he gives no account of his father, mother, genealogy, birth, or death; the Spirit either not revealing it to him, or ordering him to leave it out, that he might appear the more lively and perfect type of Christ, being represented in all things different from all the men that ever were, or shall be: such a priest therefore as he was, was Christ to be; not deriving his priesthood from any by birth, nor leaving it to any after him. The narrative of Genesis was the basis of the prophecy; all that the history presented was taken up in the Psalm. But being - In all these respects. Without father, without mother, — No more is intended by this, in the opinion of most of the great expositors than to observe, that the father and mother of Melchisedec are no where mentioned, nor are they pretended to be known; nor is any hint of his family taken notice of in the scriptures which speak of him. g.]— μένει, remains) The positive for the negative in respect of Melchisedec: he remains and lives, Hebrews 7:8 : i.e. Read Romans 3:10 and 17: "There is none righteous, no, not one. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. The Son of GOD is not said to be made like to Melchisedec, but the contrary (vice versa); for the Son of GOD is more ancient, and is the archetype; comp. He is alive. Hebrews 7:6. he whose descent is not counted from them—not from "the sons of Levi," as those "who receive the priesthood." I.S.V. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. No mention is made of his birth or death, of his inauguration to his office or of his retirement from it. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". * [5:2] Deal patiently: the Greek word metriopathein occurs only here in the Bible; this term was used … Against the view of Auberlen (l.c. NASB E-Prime How much force would he have added to the typology if he had ventured to treat these gifts as prophecies of the Eucharist, as some of the Fathers do! Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Pure eternity is its rise, and its end shall not be till God be all in all. Melchizedek was “a great Old Testament high priest, prophet, and leader who lived after the flood and during the time of Abraham. In Melchisedech all was prophetical and figurative of Jesus Christ; and Abraham undoubtedly in this patriarch saw Jesus Christ in spirit, and exulted that all the nations of the earth were to be blessed in him. The feeling that the most startling of the expressions here used must surely be intended to point to more than the silence of Scripture on certain points, is not at all unnatural; but perhaps it is not too much to say that every such difficulty is removed by the consideration that here the writer is simply analysing the thought of the inspired Psalmist. Without father, &c. Greek. Isaiah 53:8; compare Hebrews 7:12,15. "The Son of God" is not said to be made like Melchisedek, but Melchisedek to be "made like unto the Son of God." 1952. Having neither beginning of days, nor end of life - Mentioned by Moses. And that is true only of GOD deity, not humanity! In himself only the Priest-prince of a little Canaanite community, his venerable figure was seized upon, first by the Psalmist, then by the writer of this Epistle, as the type of an Eternal Priest. Language: english. If that be true then Christ is still dead! "The Bible Study New Testament". The reader should carefully notice that the apostle describes Melchisedec, the type, in terms which, in the full meaning, hold good only of Christ the great antitype. Without mother: as to any Scripture records of it, or to any title of the priesthood by her, as those of Aaron’s family had: so Christ, as to his Deity, was without a mother, being the eternal Son of the Father only, and without any title in his humanity to the priesthood from the virgin, she being of David’s family, and not of Aaron’s. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/hebrews-7.html. In the Alexandrian School, to which (whether he was Apollos or not) the writer of this Epistle belonged, the custom of allegorising Scripture had received an immense development, and the silence of Scripture was regarded as the suggestion of mysterious truths. But he gives the sense well: “If he had had in history, as doubtless he had in fact, a successor in office, we should have said of him, that he was the priest of Salem in the days of Abraham. They contend that since Christ died, He had an end of life! Melchizedek stands discrete on the pages of history, appearing only for a brief instant! But made like unto the Son of God; afwmoiwmenov he was in these things the shadow, picture, and resemblance of what Christ should be in his royal priesthood; in these singular prerogatives a visible type of God-man; he was the sign likening, and Christ was the truth and substance of it. 1851. (See Isaiah 53:8; Acts 8:33.) "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". ... beginning of days, nor end ... abideth ... continually," belong. He is thus the image of perpetuity, the type of the permanent priesthood of our Christ. The beginning of the days of Melchisedec and the end of life are all kept from the record for the purpose of carrying out the type, and it is to be understood on the same principle as "without descent" explained above. Hebrews 7:1-3 "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". It would then have been not only inexplicable, but meaningless, that in all Scripture he should only have been incidentally mentioned in three verses of a perfectly simple and straightforward narrative, and only once again alluded to in the isolated reference of a Psalm written centuries later. . Send-to-Kindle or Email . When speaking of one of the points of that law, Jesus placed Himself superior to it. Go to. Christ as a priest making a real and perfect atonement for sin, stands alone in divine majesty, grandeur, and glory. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/hebrews-7.html. Abraham, your father, greatly desired, says our Lord to the Jews, to see the day of my coming: he saw it, and was filled with joy. 1871-8. The expression explains the writer’s meaning. Scripture says no man has ever seen the Father (John 1:18, 5:37), but Abraham saw Melchizedek. He has a lonely conspicuity similar to that of Melchizedek; a standing unlike that of any other priest. The divine words are not to be measured by the meaning which man may at first assign to them. De Orat. Yet Melchizedek cannot be God the Father. “Such a comparison is decisive against attributing these characteristics to Melchisedek in a real sense. p. 202 f., Remark. As man, Christ had no father; as God, no mother. Therefore without recorded pedigree. HEBREWS IVP New Testament Commentary Series. In this, too, he represented the eternal Son of God. 9:10: "Imposed until a time of rectification. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/hebrews-7.html. nothing is mentioned of his decease or succession. It is, therefore, good only for our author’s argument. As indicated by blessing and tithes, it is theocratic; and so forms basis for a typical superiority. Since God made all laws (James 4:12), He is Supreme Ruler or King. Hebrews 7:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 7:3, NIV: "Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever." That is, Melchizedek is superior to Abraham only as a type of Christ. Since the tithing law predates the Levitical priesthood, and is thus still in force, tithes are now to be given to Jesus Christ, our High Priest, for use by the church. Some people have stumbled on the statement that Melchizedek has no "end of life." ... Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. A vital principle to remember concerning the Old and New Covenants is that what did not originate with the Old Covenant did not die with it. Thus it is not that Melchizedek sets the pattern and Jesus follows it. He was first and last king-priest there, until Christ, the antitype; therefore his priesthood is said to last forever, because it lasts as long as the nature of the thing (namely, his life, and the continuance of God's worship in Canaan) admits. Melchizedek would never have fulfilled His office of High Priest if He had not died for the sins of the people and risen again. Moreover this was particularly remarkable in the Book of Genesis where the genealogy of all the leading characters is given, and where they form the framework of the Book, as Ewald has observed. Click the verse number to read commentary, definitions, meanings, and notesfor that particular Hebrews 7 verse. K.J.V. Limiting our knowledge of Melchizedek to what Moses specifically stated, this first priest mentioned in Scripture had no parents or children and no birth or death. ", Ch. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first bein ". This verse explains "without descent" (Greek, "genealogy" in both verses, Hebrews 7:3). BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". "What was true of Melchizedek simply as a matter of record was true of Christ in a fuller and more literal sense. zu Kiel aus d. J. See also Charles P. Baylis, "The Author of Hebrews" Use of Melchizedek from the Context of Genesis ," (Th.D. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". A.S.V. Hebrews 7:3. ἀπάτωρ, ἀμήτωρ, ἀγενεαλόγητος, without father, without mother, without genealogy [descent]) The parents, ancestors, children, posterity of Melchisedec are not descended from Levi, as was required to be the case with the Levites, Hebrews 7:6, and they are not even mentioned by Moses; and this silence is full of mystery, which is immediately unfolded. Aaron's priesthood terminated at his death, and his son replaced him as high priest. Bible Commentary for Hebrews 7:3. And no wonder. d. Univ. Main Hebrews: A Commentary (The New Testament Library) Hebrews: A Commentary (The New Testament Library) Luke Timothy Johnson. We only know that he lived, and thus he is a fitting type of One Who lives continually. Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) But made like (in the respect named) unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. "All thy commandments are righteousness" (Psalm 119:172). Without father and without mother means he did not obtain his priesthood from his ancestors as did the Levitical priests ( Exodus 29:29-30; Numbers 20:28). saints) should not be made perfect. No human being could be King of Peace. That which hath no beginning nor end of it recorded, is as abiding for ever; which this type had not, and so fully sets out the truth designed to be conveyed by it. But why are the name-types of Hebrews 7:2 any less “childish?” We do not, wisely, require that the type should be a literal, but a shadowy, representation of its object. Then it denotes one who is born after the death of his father; then one whose father is unknown - “spurious. Men know not the way of peace. ", Ch. A.F.V The TEV accurately translates the Hebrew idiom. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. apator, ametor, agenealogetos. 2 It was because of their faith that God said good things about the people of long ago. having been invested with a typical resemblance to Christ. Having neither beginning of days, nor end life: Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. Scripture quoted by permission. 1879-90. He who needs not, as the Levitical priests, to be able to trace his genealogy back to Levi. Since Moses did not record Melchizedek"s death, this writer could say that he continued as a priest forever, another respect in which he was like Jesus Christ. 1905. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. [Note: Guthrie, pp156 , 157.]. We may easily concede, therefore, that it is placed and modelled there for this typical purpose. Having neither beginning of days, nor end life: there is no record of his birth or death, though he had a father or mother, as there is of Adam’s beginning and end, who had neither: so Christ, as to his priesthood, had no predecessor, nor shall have any successor, Hebrews 7:16,24,28. Aaron's end is recorded; Melchisedek's, not. The mistaken rendering “without descent” is ancient, for in consequence of it Irenaeus claims Melchisedek as one who had lived a celibate life (which in any case would not follow). It may fairly be admitted that the phrases are finely chosen so as to be true of the type in some degree, and more profoundly true of our Lord; but beyond this it is unsafe to go. [Note: Morris, pp63 , 64. . (Hebrews Commentary) (Bolding added for emphasis) ... Hebrews 7:3 states that Melchizedek was “made like unto the Son of God,” not that he actually was the Son of God. Consequently most commentators have adopted a metaphorical interpretation of what the writer said of him here. Further the Jews mystically applied the same sort of rule which holds in legal matters which says “that things not producible are regarded as non-existent.” Hence their kabbalistic interpretation of particulars not mentioned in Scripture. This shows they were two separate persons, but were like unto each other in certain respects. How little the writer of this Epistle meant to exaggerate the typology is shewn by the fact that he does not so much as allude to the “bread and wine” to which an unreal significance has been attached both by Jewish and Christian commentators. “He stood alone.”, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Without father, without mother, without genealogy, ἀφωμοιωμένος δὲ τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ θεοῦ, William Newell's Commentary on Romans and Revelation, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. What in the type means no record, meant in the antitype no existence. There is then no difficulty either as to the idiom or its interpretation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/hebrews-7.html. He was the "priest of that Most High God." Hebrews 7:3. The subject, moreover, in μένει is naturally the Melchisedec of Genesis, not, as Wieseler contends (Schrr. So the eternity in Psalms 110:4 is that of the priestly office chiefly. And remember, Jesus is called the Prince of peace! Here for instance though the reference is to one person, the attribute implied by the participle is ascribed only in conception. . But this superiority of Melchizedek to Abraham is not literal. One thousand years later our writer looked, and there was the same, a priest forever; shadowy and only conceptual, indeed, yet the definite shadow of our great High Priest. To continue with Hebrews 7. As regards the μήτε we may observe that as in Modern Greek μὴ has become the invariable negative with participles, so we find a tendency in this direction in Hellenistic Greek. Why? It is enough to say that he probably represents a royal worshipper of the true God, the head of his race, before as yet the primitive worship had become corrupt, and before there had arisen any need for selecting a particular family as the depositary and the guard of the Divine will. 7:3 Without father, without mother, without pedigree - Recorded, without any account of his descent from any ancestors of the priestly order. The doctrine is even more popular than the opposite extreme, forgiveness without sacrifice and without priest. He was not even created, like angels. The words that follow are of similar character. Hebrews 7 English Standard Version (ESV) The Priestly Order of Melchizedek. It is the High Priest's name that is placed upon an order just as Aaron's name was upon the Aaronic priesthood. [Note: Hodges, " Hebrews ," p798.] ἀλλὰ τούτου μὲν παρὰ τὸ μὴ γεγράφθαι, ἐκείνου δὲ παρὰ τὸ μὴ εἶναι. Having neither beginning of days, nor end of life - namely, history not recording his beginning or end, as it has of Aaron. He determines what righteousness is. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. These three words found only here. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? In other words, the verse describes the situation of Melchisedec as God permitted it to appear in history, in order to form a type of Christ whose situation as to family relationship was to be actually that way. ", Ch. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". (Challoner) --- Not that he was without father and mother, says St. Jerome, (ep. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". Such an expression, applied to any but God, would be blasphemous. 9:28: "Christ ... shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for Him, unto salvation. The gist of the argument in Hebrews 7 is that, since the Levitical priesthood has no authority under the New Covenant, the ritual laws pertaining to the priesthood are no longer valid. Many other persons of those times had their pedigrees or family names recorded in the Bible. Save for later. "It is when the writer bases his exposition on the silence of Scripture that his method of exegesis seems strangest to modern readers. The priesthood has been conferred on Christ, now our High Priest "according to the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 6:20). Preview. The verb does not come till Hbr 7:3, "abideth." "E.W. cxxxvi.) It is a combination of the passage in Genesis with the allusion in Psalms 110, shewing that the two together constitute Melchisedek a Divinely appointed type of a Priesthood received from no ancestors and transmitted to no descendants. εἰς τὸ διηνεκές is not precisely “for ever,” but “for a continuance,” or permanence. Notice Paul's own inspired interpretation of this fact: "Having neither beginning of days, nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:3). Hebrews 7:6); i:e., his genealogy is not known: whereas a Levitical priest could not dispense with the proof of his descent. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/hebrews-7.html. 3. ", Ch. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. to Melchisedek only in respect to his typical priesthood; in the full sense, they apply to Christ alone. The meaning of this clause is exactly the same as that of the last—namely that neither the birth nor death of Melchisedek is recorded, which makes him all the more fit to be a type of the Son of God. But to provoke God, when he is letting us see that we entirely depend and live upon him, is a provocation indeed. F. B. Hole. “The permanent character of the priesthood is here described, not its actual duration” (Rendall). When Alford denies that Melchisedek was made like the Son of God as to his priesthood, on the ground that Melchisedek was prior to our Lord, he forgets that Christ's eternal priesthood was an archetypal reality in God's purpose from everlasting, to which Melchisedek's priesthood was "made like" in time. But Melchizedek's priesthood never came to an end, and even though he is no longer on the earth, he is still a priest of the Most High God. These questions, interesting as they are, we leave a beautiful and sacred mystery. Cf. ", Ch. 11:40: "God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they (the O.T. He is "called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 5:10). (See Genesis 10:1-32.) The reply is, that no such isolated trait could possess any typical significance. This verse highlights a fifth important fact about Melchizedek: he had a significant family history, according to the biblical record. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Hebrews 7:3: Leviticus 27:30-33 John 17:17 Hebrews 7:1-3 Hebrews 7:1-3 Hebrews 7:2 : Hebrews 7:4 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. This priest has no genealogical successor or predecessor. Now in regard to his parents the Scripture is silent, and it was not the intention of the Holy Ghost by the Apostle to add to the information already given. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. It is the function of the High Priest to lead the way to salvation. The personal importance of Melchisedek was very small; but he is eminently typical, because of the suddenness with which he is introduced into the sacred narrative, and the subsequent silence respecting him. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/hebrews-7.html. He further objects, that to make a transient appearance on the stage typical, would require us to make a type of Hobab, for instance. Abideth a priest continually— One thousand years after this king-priest lived, the inspired psalmist contemplated the tableau, and there beheld him still, a priest forever. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". These intellectual hang-ups kept them from continuing on to maturity in Jesus. The notion that Melchisedek was the Holy Spirit (which was held by an absurd sect who called themselves Melchisedekites); or “the Angel of the Presence”; or “God the Word, previous to Incarnation”; or “the Shechinah”; or “the Captain of the Lord’s Host”; or “an Angel”; or “a reappearance of Enoch”; or an “ἐνσάρκωσις of the Holy Ghost”; are, on all sound hermeneutical principles, not only “almost” but quite “childish.” They belong to methods of interpretation which turn Scripture into an enigma and neglect all the lessons which result so plainly from the laws which govern its expression, and the history of its interpretation. Commentary on Hebrews 3:7-13 (Read Hebrews 3:7-13) Days of temptation are often days of provocation. But it holds good in its strict meaning from Christ. It was essential that the Levitical priests be able to prove their ancestry (cf. Melchizedek the Priest - This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. "Days" mean his time of discharging his function. With the latter, these truths are simply a matter of record; but with Jesus they are not only historically true, they also have significant spiritual dimensions." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/hebrews-7.html. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". μένει ἱερεὺς εἰς τὸ διηνεκές “abideth a priest continually”. Or did inspiration in Genesis purposely so narrate the facts? He was without father and mother. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. In these respects “made like (as a divinely ordained type) unto the Son of God,” he bears perpetually the character of priest. In a Greek tragedy “Ion” calls himself “motherless” when he supposes that his mother is a slave (Eurip. . All other priests were only types, emblems, and shadows of him, which when he appeared vanished away. A first century reader understood it as it is worded in the TEV. Melchizedek and Christ are one and the same Person! The idea is conveyed that so long as priestly services of that particular type were needed, this man performed them. the father of a proselyte is not counted in Jewish pedigrees. 3 Because of faith, we understand about how God made the universe.He spoke his word to make it happen. The key to this misunderstood verse is in the meaning of the phrase without descent. KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Cloth over Board, Purple. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. It was not destined to be superseded by another. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. CHRIST'S HIGH PRIESTHOOD AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC SUPERIOR TO AARON'S. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". μήτε ἀρχὴν ἡμερῶν κ.τ.λ. Are there two High Priests? If a primitive pair of scissors had cut the passage out, we should not miss it, and should never imagine what a gem we had lost. Bible Gateway Recommends. College Press, Joplin, MO. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/hebrews-7.html. He pertained to another tribe; Hebrews 7:14. Without such records human priests could not serve (Ezra 2:62). 1:1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. Finally, Hebrews 7:15 states that Jesus is a priest “after the similitude [likeness] of Melchizedek,” not that he actually was Melchizedek. John Calvin (Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], Hebrews, p. 155) points out that it is remarkable that Melchizedek lived with Sodom on one side and the Canaanites on the other, and yet he was a righteous king and priest. A literal interpretation of this verse might lead one to conclude that Melchizedek was an angelic being, and the Qumran Community evidently regarded Melchizedek as an angel. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/hebrews-7.html. The simple and undoubted meaning of these words is that the father, mother, and lineage of Melchisedek are not recorded, so that he becomes more naturally a type of Christ. He it like the Son of God. In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that couldbe resolved, allowing them to move o… Personally and humanly, Jesus had a mother, the blessed Virgin. Nothing is said in Genesis of the end of his priesthood, or of his having had either predecessor or successor, which typically represents Christ's eternal priesthood, without beginning or end. Horace calls himself “a man nullis majoribus ortus” (Hor. The tithe pays for this important responsibility. Hebrews 8:5, [where in like manner heavenly things are set forth as more ancient than the things belonging to the Levitical priesthood.—V. 1685. The terms used are wide and sweeping, and while the Targums and Philo, and modern commentators, find no difficulty in the explanations given above of the phrases ‘without father or mother or genealogy,’ a deeper meaning is not without its attractions, especially when the words are applied to the great antitype Christ ‘Without father,’ it has been thought, may refer to the fact that Christ had no earthly father and no Divine mother (answering to His higher nature), while the later expressions, ‘without beginning of days or end of life,’ are descriptive, they think, of Him whose going forth are from everlasting, and who, though He died, conquered death, and has taken the nature He assumed into union with His essential eternity. Made like - not that he was absolutely "like:" made like, in the particulars here specified. George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. With Melchisedek the priesthood and worship of the true God in Canaan ceased. It is morally certain, however, that the apostle did not use the word here in either of the senses, for there is no evidence that Melchizedek was “fatherless” in any of these respects. We may again observe that in the description given of Melchisedec no conjecture is admissible; we must suppose nothing, but take the account given in Scripture as we find it, without addition or diminution. Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:3 . "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". The Expositor's Greek Testament. 64). Greek.inary priests began their service at thirty, and ended at fifty, years of age (Numbers 4:47). From the fact that Gain’s death is nowhere recorded in Genesis, Philo draws the lesson that evil never dies among the human race; and he calls Sarah “motherless” because her mother is nowhere mentioned. Was it purposed by Providence in shaping the existence of the facts so as to form a type? BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. 56.). Only God could be! If no record is given of the death or replacement of Melchisedec, then logically his priesthood was continous. It was very important in the estimation of the Jews that the line of their priesthood should be carefully kept; that their genealogies should be accurately marked and preserved; and that their direct descent from Aaron should be susceptible of easy and certain proof. The want of priestly genealogy, which is his unlikeness to the Jewish priests, is his likeness to Christ; who, being of the tribe of Judah, was, as to the priestly record, without father, without mother. He is thus the type of a priest who shall in his single person discharge for ever all priestly functions. "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually. 2:5: "Not unto angels did He subject the world to come, whereof we speak. The argument that precedes our text in Hebrews is to show that if Melchizedek is "without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever" (7:3). It never grows old, but is ever the same image of infancy. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13. He was not born as human beings are. The mention of this particular may seem to have no hearing on the type, unless a contrast he intended to the Jewish Priests who were descended from Elisheba the wife of Aaron (Exodus 6:23). Melchisedek was the highest and last representative of the Noachic covenant, as Christ was the highest and ever-enduring representative of the Abrahamic. 1835. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/hebrews-7.html. As far as he is revealed to us, he is a living character, one that lives right on, like unto the Son of God. This statement, directly resting upon the preceding clause, is that towards which the whole sentence (Hebrews 7:1; Hebrews 7:3) has been tending. But He is now eternally self-existing. Darby He appears in the Scripture as a royal priest executing his office, and there he remains a remarkable type of the Son of God whose priesthood is everlasting. Righteousness is obedience to God's law. Ἀπάτωρ, ἀμήτωρ, ἀγενεαλόγητος] without father, without mother, without pedigree, i.e. The father and mother of Melchisedek, as also his children, were not descended from Levi, as the Levitical priests (Hebrews 7:6) were required to be; and are not even mentioned by Moses. Melchizedek Blesses Abram, by Walter Rane. Without father, &c. Not that he had no father, &c. but that neither his father, nor his pedigree, nor his birth, nor his death, are set down in Scripture. The Jewish interpreters naturally looked on the passage about Melchisedek as full of deep significance because the Psalmist in the 110th Psalm, which was universally accepted as a Psalm directly Messianic (Matthew 22:44), had found in Melchisedek a Priest-King, who, centuries before Aaron, had been honoured by their great ancestor, and who was therefore a most fitting type of Him who was to be “a Priest upon his Throne.” The fact that he had no recorded father, mother, or lineage enhanced his dignity, because the Aaronic priesthood depended exclusively on the power to prove direct descent from Aaron, which necessitated a most scrupulous care in the preservation of the priestly genealogies. Origen regarded Melchisedec as the incarnation of an angel; Bleek thinks that the writer shared a supposed Jewish opinion that he was called into existence miraculously and miraculously withdrawn, then abiding a priest for ever. In the days of Abraham, He was not the Son of God, for He had not yet been born of the virgin Mary but He was made like unto the Son of God in His manifestation to the ancients. His silence on a point which would have been so germane to his purpose is decisive against such a view. N.A.S.B. The likeness of Melchisedec to the Son of God refers both to the former and the latter; but it is also more directly connected with the latter, because it has more reference to the purpose in hand. As to Christ, who shall declare his generation, or produce the lineal roll by which he claimeth the priesthood? 1974. Hebrews 7:4. And the way of peace have they not known.". ", Ch. dissertation, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1989); and Lane, pp164 , 166.]. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain. Dean Alford’s remark that it is “almost childish” to suppose that nothing more than this is intended, arises from imperfect familiarity with the methods of Rabbinic and Alexandrian exegesis. The idiom by which a person is said to have no father or ancestry when they are not recorded, or are otherwise quite unimportant, was common to Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. by Ray C. Stedman. The greatness of Abraham then lay in hopes; of Melchisedek in present possession. Rather, the record about Melchizedek is so arranged that it brings out certain truths, that apply far more fully to Jesus than they do to Melchizedek. "Family Bible New Testament". The conclusion is inescapable. 1897. There was no “record” made of the name either of his father, his mother, or any of his posterity. A genealogical successor pushes his predecessor out of office and out of life. We read of Aaron and his sons being consecrated to, and entering on, the priest's office, and of their deaths, but nothing of this kind is related of Melchisedec. The wife of Aaron, Elisheba, the mother from whom the Levitical priests spring, is mentioned; as also Sarah, the mother of the Jewish nation itself. Hebrews 7:3. ἀγενεαλόγητος, resolved in Hebrews 7:6 into μὴ γενεαλογούμενος, does not occur in classical nor elsewhere in Biblical Greek. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Note, too, that this man was King of peace. There have from the first been many who have been dissatisfied with such an explanation of these remarkable words, and have understood them to ascribe to Melchizedek a mysterious and superhuman existence and character. The Mystery of Melchizedek Solved! As the case stands, he is the priest of Salem.”. And there it is! For yet a very little while, He that cometh shall come, and shall not tarry. Young's "Commentary on Hebrews 7:3". Appian (De Bell. Ion, 850). See Winer, p. 607. ἀφωμοιωμένος δὲ τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ θεοῦ, “having been likened to the Son of God,” i.e. Without father-end of life; the inspired record takes no notice of any of these things; and this was designed by the Holy Ghost, that his priesthood might thus typify the priesthood of Christ in a double way; first, as to our Lord’s human nature, as being a priest of another order than the Levitical priests, who must always be able to show their descent from Aaron, verses Hebrews 7:13-14, compared with Numbers 3:10; Ezra 2:62; secondly, as to his divine nature, as being in the highest sense without any of these limitations. No Hebrew, reading these words, would have been led to these idle and fantastic conclusions about the superhuman dignity of the Canaanite prince in himself, and apart from his purely typical character. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". (John viii. 1 This is what it means to trust God: We will be sure about the things that we hope for. ἀμήτωρ. Amplified® BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "The idea of basing exegesis on silence is familiar in Philo"s writings and would not in itself have seemed strange to Jewish readers." 2012. Contrary to many cherished man-thought-out ideas, Melchizedek and Christ are one and the same! Human self-righteousness is, before God, as filthy rags. He remains so in the reality of his office, but only as a figure and type of Christ. Study the bible online using commentary on Hebrews 7 and more! The principle of supporting the ministers of God's work is still in force in the New Testament church (Matthew 10:8-10; 24:14; 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 9:13-14). The high priest succeeded on the day of his predecessor"s decease. Hebrews 7 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by E.W. 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