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priesthood of Christ


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Because priesthood existed for the purpose of offering sacrifices, Jesus is regarded as a priest because he has offered a sacrifice (himself) once for all. This has rendered the OT sacrifice system obsolete, together with the Temple priesthood. The OT model for Christ's high priesthood is that of the priest‐king Melchizedek (Heb. 7: 26).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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