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Review of Books REVIEW OF BOOKS Peter BALLA, The Melchizedekian Priesthood, Károli Gáspár Reformed University-Faculty of Theology (H-1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 28), Budapest 1995, v and 85 pp., paper, n. pr. ISBN 963 8392 13 4. This a slightly revised version of the author's dissertation accepted in 1988 by the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Theology. After a short introduction, the work is divided into four chapters: ch. 1 presents a brief history of the Melchizedek interpretation; ch. 2 deals with the sources on Melchizedek till the end of the 1 st cent. C.E. (Genesis 14; Psalm 110; the Samaritan tradition; Philo; Josephus; Qumran); ch. 3 treats major sources on Melchizedek till the 5th cent. C.E. (Rabbinic literature; early Christian writers; Nag Hammadi CG IX. 1 Melch); ch. 4 is devoted to the figure of Melchizedek in the Letter to the Hebrews. The booklet ends with a conclusion, a biblio- graphy and a summary in Hungarian. The author's final interest lies in the better understanding of Melchizedek's role in the Letter to the Hebrews. He comes to the conclusion that "there existed living traditions in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for the Study of Judaism Brill

Review of Books

Journal for the Study of Judaism , Volume 28 (1): 92 – Jan 1, 1997

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Brill
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© 1997 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0047-2212
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1570-0631
DOI
10.1163/157006397X00057
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REVIEW OF BOOKS Peter BALLA, The Melchizedekian Priesthood, Károli Gáspár Reformed University-Faculty of Theology (H-1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 28), Budapest 1995, v and 85 pp., paper, n. pr. ISBN 963 8392 13 4. This a slightly revised version of the author's dissertation accepted in 1988 by the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Theology. After a short introduction, the work is divided into four chapters: ch. 1 presents a brief history of the Melchizedek interpretation; ch. 2 deals with the sources on Melchizedek till the end of the 1 st cent. C.E. (Genesis 14; Psalm 110; the Samaritan tradition; Philo; Josephus; Qumran); ch. 3 treats major sources on Melchizedek till the 5th cent. C.E. (Rabbinic literature; early Christian writers; Nag Hammadi CG IX. 1 Melch); ch. 4 is devoted to the figure of Melchizedek in the Letter to the Hebrews. The booklet ends with a conclusion, a biblio- graphy and a summary in Hungarian. The author's final interest lies in the better understanding of Melchizedek's role in the Letter to the Hebrews. He comes to the conclusion that "there existed living traditions in the

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Published: Jan 1, 1997

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