Melchizedek Tradition Paperback

A Critical Examination of the Sources to the Fifth Century A.D. and in the Epistle to the Hebrews

by Fred L. Horton;

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Melchizedek Tradition

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This monograph seeks to answer the question why Melchizedek, who is a minor figure in the Old Testament, is selected by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews to represent the priesthood of Christ. In the course of his study, Professor Horton surveys the traditions about Melchizedek from the Old Testment period, in Philo, Josephus and Qumran, to the later sources in Rabbinical and patristic writings and the Gnosticism. The book concludes with a critical examination of the claims made for the dependence of Hebrews on the Qumran figure and tradition. The author finally rejects this interpretation in favour of a source and background for Hebrews in an independent and largely original interpretation of the Old Testament passages.

Melchizedek Tradition by Fred L. Horton was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2005 and is our 51791st best seller. The ISBN for Melchizedek Tradition is 9780521018715.

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Details for Melchizedek Tradition

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2005)
Number of Pages208
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1007400
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