Of all the people in the Hebrew Bible, why is Melchizedek so crucial for understanding Jesus? In this episode, join Tim, Jon, and special guest Dr. Josh Mathews as they take a deep dive into the Old Testament, the book of Hebrews, and the life of the mysterious priest-king Melchizedek in relationship to the ultimate priest-king, Jesus.

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  • Part one (0:00-15:30)
  • Part two (15:30-24:00)
  • Part three (24:00-31:30)
  • Part four (31:30-41:00)
  • Part five (41:00-51:00)
  • Part six (51:00-end)

Referenced Resources

  • Interested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.
  • Josh Mathews, Melchizedek’s Alternative Priestly Order: A Compositional Analysis of Genesis 14:18-20 and its Echoes Throughout the Tanak

Show Music 

  • “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS
  • “Aso x Aviino x Middle School” by Canary Forest
  • “Acquired in Heaven” by Beautiful Eulogy
  • “Blue Wednesday x Shopan” by Directions
  • “Tell Me Yours” by Beautiful Eulogy

Show produced by Dan Gummel and Cooper Peltz. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder. 

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