Did you know that Psalm 110 is the most quoted portion of the Hebrew Bible in the Christian Scriptures?
Melchizedek shows up in verse 4 of that Psalm. Where else does Melchizedek appear?
His story is tersely described in Genesis 14:18-20.
Not much data!
Yet, this somewhat obscure character of the Old Testament forms one of the key points in the letter to the Hebrews that emphasizes the continuity, significance and fulfillment of our Lord Jesus Christ with God’s work begun in the Old Testament.
The 1 hour video is of a lecture given by Prof. Don Carson at a Gospel Coalition conference.
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Some interesting observations about the famous story by author Malcolm Gladwell. Though David still needed great faith and courage to face Goliath, he might have had some advantages over Goliath that the text reveals upon closer inspection!
“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
Bill Creasy (click link above – embed is apparently disabled) offers this interesting discussion on why David got 5 stones in preparation to fight Goliath!