You are a priest forever--in the "honored" order of Melchizedek. (5:6)
Melchizedek is perhaps the most mysterious figure in Scripture. He appears for the first time in Genesis 14:17-20. But who is Melchizedek? Who is this enigmatic figure stepping out of the shadows only to return again? Is he a man or an angel or something else altogether?
This retelling of the Book of Hebrews is designed to help readers understand how Jesus completes the law and prophets. David Capes has written a compelling comparison of the unusual character from Genesis, Melchizedek, and the Liberator found in the New Testament, Jesus. His story is followed by the complete text of Hebrews retold by Greg Garrett.
About the Writers:
Greg Garrett is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels "Free Bird" and "Cycling," the memoir "Crossing Myself," and non-fiction books including "The Gospel Reloaded" (with Chris Seay), and "The Gospel According to Hollywood." He is professor of English at Baylor University and writer in residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.
David Capes is professor of Greek and New Testament at Houston Baptist University. He has written several books, including "The Last Eyewitness: the Final Week, Rediscovering Paul, "and "The Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land."
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