Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The background sources I: the Old Testament; 3. The background sources II: Philo, Qumran, and Josephus; 4. The later sources I: the Early Church and the Rabbis; 5. The later sources II: gnosticism; 6. Conclusion: Melchizedek and the Epistle to the Hebrews; Select bibliography; Indexes.
Why was Melchizedek a minor figure, selected to represent the priesthood of Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews?