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chad
Sep 19th 2009, 10:48 PM
Hebrews 7:4-10

4Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! 5Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people葉hat is, their brothers容ven though their brothers are descended from Abraham.

6This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.

8In the one case, the tenth is collected by men who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.

9One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.


What does it mean in verse 10, where it says when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor?

Elijah's Mantle
Sep 19th 2009, 10:52 PM
when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor?

:) The "COVENANT" GOD MADE WITH ABRAHAM

tell it to me and YOU will most likely have a real :idea:
why ? that was said :)

Elijah's Mantle
Sep 19th 2009, 10:53 PM
:idea: did u know that all "Blessings" is from the seed of Abraham

who is a HEIR ? to the seed of ABRAHAM
chad ?

Butch5
Sep 19th 2009, 10:58 PM
Hebrews 7:4-10

4Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! 5Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people葉hat is, their brothers容ven though their brothers are descended from Abraham.

6This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.

8In the one case, the tenth is collected by men who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.

9One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.


What does it mean in verse 10, where it says when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor?

What is it means is that when Abraham met Melchizedk none of the Levites had yet been born, they were still in Abraham. In other words, Abraham begat Issac and Issac begat Jacob etc. to the Levites.

chad
Sep 20th 2009, 12:30 AM
Thanks, I understand it now.


What is it means is that when Abraham met Melchizedk none of the Levites had yet been born, they were still in Abraham. In other words, Abraham begat Issac and Issac begat Jacob etc. to the Levites.

Steven3
Sep 20th 2009, 12:32 AM
What does it mean in verse 10, where it says when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor?

It means that worship of God through other priests predates the Aaronic priesthood, therefore the Jews could not claim that all priests must be of Aaron as a reason not to believe in Jesus (who came from Judah).

Elijah's Mantle
Sep 20th 2009, 01:32 AM
It would have to predate if it can be tracked all the way back to Exodus :) How it connects is even more interesting