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An Examination of 11QMelchizedek

One of the more extraordinary fragments from Qumran was found in cave 11 and is known as 11Q13 or the Melchizedek Document. It can be dated to circa 100 BC, written in Hebrew, and ties Melchizedek to the year of Jubilee, when “ every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor.” It has five direct references to Melchizedek, the king of righteousness and king of peace according to Hebrews 7:2. When reviewing its contents, it is clear that Melchizedek is a reference to Jesus Christ, God incarnate, and the new covenant believer’s Jubilee! And concerning that which He said, in [this] year of Jubilee [each of you shall return to his property (Leviticus 25:13); and likewise, and this is the manner of release:] every creditor shall release that which he has lent [to his neighbor . He shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother], for God's release [has been proclaimed] (Deuteronomy.15:2). [And it will be proclaimed at] the end of days concerning the captives as