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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Hebrews Chapter 5

Hebrews 5:1

heb 5:1



(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).

Hebrews 5:3

heb 5:3



(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).

Hebrews 5:6

heb 5:6


(See Scofield) - (Gen 14:18).

Melchisedec was a suitable type of Christ as High Priest, because:

(1) he was a king-priest (Gen 14:18); (Zac 6:12); (Zac 6:13).

(2) his name means, "my king is righteous" (compare (Isa 11:5) and he was king of Salem (that is, "peace". (compare (Isa 11:6-9).)

(3) he had no (recorded) "beginning of days" (compare (Joh 1:1) nor "end of life" (compare (Rom 6:9); (Heb 7:23-25); nor

(4) was he made a high priest by human appointment (Psa 110:4).

But the contrast between the high priesthood of Melchisedec and Aaron is only as to person, "order" (or appointment), and duration.

In His work, Christ follows the Aaronic pattern, the "shadow" of which Christ was the substance. (Heb 8:1-6); (Heb 9:1-28).

Hebrews 5:7

heb 5:7


(See Scofield) - (Psa 19:9).

Hebrews 5:9

heb 5:9


(See Scofield) - (Rom 1:16).

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