Jesus as Melchizedek ~ Dead Sea Scrolls
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DEAD SEA SCROLLS TEXTS
By: Geza Vermes
Section 11Q13 Page 500
The Heavenly Prince Melchizedek
... And concerning that which He said, In this year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his property (Lev. 25:13) and likewise, And this is the manner of release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbour. He shall not exact it of his neighbour and his brother, for God's release has been proclaimed (Deut. 15:2). And it will be proclaimed at the end of days concerning the captives as He said, To proclaim liberty to the captives (Isa. 61:1). Its interpretation is that He will assign them to the Sons of Heaven and to the inheritance of Melchizedek; for He will cast their lot amid the portions ofMelchizedek, who will return them there and will proclaim to them liberty, forgiving them the wrong-doings of all their iniquities.
And this thing will occur in the first week of the Jubilee that follows the nine Jubilees. And the Day of Atonement is the end of the tenth Jubilee, when all the Sons of Light and the men of the lot of Melchizedek will be atoned for. And a statue concerns them to provide them with their rewards. For this is the moment of the Year of Grace for Melchizedek. And he will, by his strength, judge the holy ones of God, executing judgement as it is written concerning him in the 10 Songs of David, who said, ELOHIM has taken his place in the divine council in the midst of the gods he holds judgement (Psalms 82:1). And it was concerning him that he said, Let the assembly of the peoples return to the height above them; EL (god) will judge the peoples (Psalms 7:7-8). As for that which he said, How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah (Psalms 82:2), its interpretation concerns Belial and the spirits of his lot who rebelled by turning away from the precepts God to ... And Melchizedek will avenge the vengeance of the judgements of God ... and he will drag them from the hand of Belial and from the hand of all of the spirits of his lot. And all the 'gods of Justice' will come to his aid to attend to the destruction of Belial.
And the height is ... all the sons of God ... this ...
This is the day of Peace/Salvation concerning which God spoke through Isaiah the prophet, who said, How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion: Your ELOHIM reigns (Isa. 3:7). Its interpretation; the mountains are the prophets ... and the messenger is the Anointed one of the spirit, concerning whom Daniel said, Until an anointed one, a prince (Dan. 9:25) ... And he who brings good news, who proclaims salvation: it is concerning him that it is written. ... To comfort all who mourn, to grant to those who mourn in Zion (Isa. 61:2-3). To comfort those who mourn: its interpretation, to make them understand all the ages of time ... In truth ... will turn away from Belial ... by the judgements of God, as it is written concerning him, who says to Zion; your ELOHIM reigns. Zion is ..., those who uphold the Covenant, who turn from walking in the way of the people. And your ELOHIM is Melchizedek, who will save them from the hand of Belial. As for that He said, Then you shall send abroad the trumpet in all the land (Lev. 25:9) ...
You might want to read the complete article titled The New Covenant (As taught from the Book of Hebrews.)
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