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September 2010

Hebrews 7 Commentary

vv.1-2 Following a common exegetical practice known as “argument from silence,” the author capitalizes on Genesis 14’s lack of any reference to Melchizedek’s ancestry, birth, or death. His point is not that Melchizedek exists as some form of supernatural being. Rather, he focuses on the details of what the narrative does and does not say. […]