By SI Filings Jun 17 2020 MelchizedekOld Testament"Melchizedek, the king-priest of Salem, is foundational for understanding how Jesus occupies the offices of king and priest—a dual honor that finds little to no precedent among Israelite kings." - TGC 821 reads There are 4 Comments Heh TylerR - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 1:23pm He is the pre-incarnate Son. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist? What are you saying? G. N. Barkman - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:43pm Tyler, are you saying that Melchizedek is the pre-incarnate Son? G. N. Barkman Yes TylerR - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:59pm Yes Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist? If he is Bert Perry - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 4:42pm If Melchizedek is the pre-incarnate Christ, that would mean that Abraham was privileged to meet with Him at least a few times--before He went to destroy Sodom, after He met with Abraham when Abraham had defeated the kings in that battle. That's a wonderful privilege. For my part, I'm not convinced 100% that Melchizedek was an appearance of the pre-incarnate Son, but at the very least, he's an old Testament model for who Christ would be. I cherish it as one of those neat mysteries where Scripture doesn't say "for sure." Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.