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For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.



If, then, there had been a perfect expiation by means of the Levitical priesthood, (for with reference to it, the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should be raised up after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? It is evident that, when the priest hood is changed, there is of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said, belongs to another tribe, from which no one attended upon the altar. read more.
For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest, who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.

For if he were on earth, he could not be a priest; because there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: and these serve the copy and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: See now, says he, that you make all things according to the pattern shown you in the mount.



For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.




For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.






For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.

Judah begot Phares and Zarah of Thamar: Phares begot Hezron: Hezron begot Aram: Aram begot Aminidab: Aminidab begot Nahshon: Nahshon begot Salmon: Salmon begot Boa of Rachab: Boaz begot Obed of Ruth: Obed begot Jesse: read more.
Jesse begot David the king: David the king begot Solomon of her who had been the wife of Uriah: Solomon begot Rehoboam: Rehoboam begot Abia: Abia begot Asa: Asa begot Jehosaphat: Jehosaphat begot Jehoram: Jehoram begot Uzziah: Uzziah begot Jotham: Jotham begot Ahaz: Ahaz begot Ilezekiah: Hezekiah begot Manasseh: Manasseh begot Amon: Amon begot Josiah: Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time of the removal to Babylon. And after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel: Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel: Zerubbabel begot Abiud: Abiud begot Eliakim: Eliakim begot Azor: Azor begot Sadok: Sadok begot Achim: Achim begot Eliud: Eliud begot Eleazar: Eleazar begot Matthan: Matthan begot Jacob: Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

And Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, son of lleli, son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Malchi, son of Janna, son of Joseph, son of Mattathiah, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggse, read more.
son of Maath, son of Mattathiah, son of Shimoi, son of Joseph, son of Judah, son of Joannah, son of PJiesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri, son of Malchi, son of Addi, son of Kosam, son of Elmodam, son of Er, son of Jose, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Simeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonan, son of Eliakim, son of Meleah, son of Mainan, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David, Son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Salmon, son of Nahshon, son of Aminidab, son of Aram, son of Esrom, son of Phares, son of Judah,



as he says also in another place, Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchisedec.

being called by God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

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 of all, being, first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then, also, King of Salem, which means King of peace, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but being made to resemble the Son of God, remains a priest forever. read more.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And those of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: but he who does not count his genealogy from them, received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And, without any contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. And in the one instance, men that die receive tithes; but in the other, he receives them who has the testimony that he lives. And so to speak, even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham; for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. If, then, there had been a perfect expiation by means of the Levitical priesthood, (for with reference to it, the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should be raised up after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? It is evident that, when the priest hood is changed, there is of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said, belongs to another tribe, from which no one attended upon the altar. For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest, who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. For, indeed, there is a setting aside of the preceding commandment, because it was weak and unprofitable, (for the law made no perfect expiation), and the introduction of a better hope, by which we draw near to God. And inasmuch as he was made a priest, not without an oath, (for those priests were made such without an oath, but this one with an oath, by him that said to him, The Lord swore, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec;)




as he says also in another place, Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchisedec.

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 of all, being, first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then, also, King of Salem, which means King of peace, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but being made to resemble the Son of God, remains a priest forever. read more.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And those of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: but he who does not count his genealogy from them, received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And, without any contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. And in the one instance, men that die receive tithes; but in the other, he receives them who has the testimony that he lives. And so to speak, even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham; for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. If, then, there had been a perfect expiation by means of the Levitical priesthood, (for with reference to it, the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should be raised up after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? It is evident that, when the priest hood is changed, there is of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said, belongs to another tribe, from which no one attended upon the altar. For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest, who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. For, indeed, there is a setting aside of the preceding commandment, because it was weak and unprofitable, (for the law made no perfect expiation), and the introduction of a better hope, by which we draw near to God. And inasmuch as he was made a priest, not without an oath, (for those priests were made such without an oath, but this one with an oath, by him that said to him, The Lord swore, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec;)

being called by God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of him we have many things to say, and difficult to be explained, if we do say them, since you are slow in understanding.




For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.






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 of all, being, first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then, also, King of Salem, which means King of peace, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but being made to resemble the Son of God, remains a priest forever. read more.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And those of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: but he who does not count his genealogy from them, received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And, without any contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. And in the one instance, men that die receive tithes; but in the other, he receives them who has the testimony that he lives. And so to speak, even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham; for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. If, then, there had been a perfect expiation by means of the Levitical priesthood, (for with reference to it, the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should be raised up after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? It is evident that, when the priest hood is changed, there is of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said, belongs to another tribe, from which no one attended upon the altar. For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest, who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.



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 of all, being, first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then, also, King of Salem, which means King of peace, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but being made to resemble the Son of God, remains a priest forever. read more.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And those of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: but he who does not count his genealogy from them, received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And, without any contradiction, the less is blessed by the better. And in the one instance, men that die receive tithes; but in the other, he receives them who has the testimony that he lives. And so to speak, even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham; for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. If, then, there had been a perfect expiation by means of the Levitical priesthood, (for with reference to it, the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should be raised up after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? It is evident that, when the priest hood is changed, there is of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said, belongs to another tribe, from which no one attended upon the altar. For it is very clear that our Lord sprung from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest, who is made, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life; for he testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.