Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Locating Melchizedek

I came across the following film by chance, and I think it worth sharing. It examines a site which has been excavated in the City of David in Jerusalem and which the film interprets as the much earlier temple in which Melchizedek, who was both priest and king, ministered in the Abrahamic era. This appears to be a very significant discovery both in terms of the early history of Jerusalem and of the Holy Land and also in terms of the historicity of Melchizedek, the priest-king without ancestor or successor who as King of Salem and Priest of God Most High is an ante-type of Christ as brought out by the writer of Hebrews.

Wikipedia has an introduction to the Biblical texts relating to Melchizedek at Melchizedek

The film can be seen at Melchizedek temple found!!!

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