And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was priest of El Elyon (Elohim Most High).
10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:
13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
20 “And they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations for an oblation unto YHWH, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to My set-apart mountain Jerusalem,” says YHWH, “as the children of Israel bring their oblation in a clean vessel into the house of YHWH.”
21 “And of them also will I take for priests and for Levites,” says YHWH.
19 This hope which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil;
20 where as a forerunner, Yeshua entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
And Ibrim [Hebrews] 7: 1-3:
1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of Elohim Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
2 to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like to the Son of Elohim), abides a priest continually.
20 And inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath
21 for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that says of Him,
“YHWH swore and will not repent himself,
You are a priest for ever;”
22 by so much also has Yeshua become the surety of a better covenant.
2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. From this point of time onward the priesthood in Israel was confined to the family of Aaron. No hereditary seems to have prevailed in patriarchal times. According to the epistle to the Hebrews - Melchizedek a priest of the highest ranks, had neither predecessor nor successor in his great office- By divine direction Moses designed the Aaronic family as the priest family in Israel, and he prescribed the garments they should wear, the sacrifices they should offer both for themselves and that of the congregation, their maintenance, their domestic relations and their conduct towards their fellow Hebrews. Although the office was limited to the Aaronic family, nevertheless in certain exigencies and emergencies others besides the regular priest offered sacrifice to the Lord and were accepted by God. This did Gideon in a time of great straits in Israel [Jdg 6:24, 26]; thus the men of Beth-shemesh [1 Sam 6:14, 15]; the prophet Samuel [1 Sam 7:9]; David [2 Sam 6:13, 17] Elijah [ 1 King 18:23-32-38] etc. The chosen people appear to have fect free to offer sacrifice and to engage in priestly functions when occasion required, until the central sanctuary was established on Mount Moriah. When the temple was built and dedicated, priestly action was confined to Jerusalem and to the regular priestly household. When Pharisaic, with it's rigid legalism, with it's intolerable burdens became dominant, all liberty of worship and spontaneous service largely disappeared. The religious life of Israel stiffened into a dreadful monotony.
17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
19 And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, saying,
20 Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
9:11 But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption. 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.9:15 And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. 9:16 For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. 9:17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. 9:18 So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood.