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The following is a commentary on Leviticus 25 found in cave 11 of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It could have written by a Nazarene, except for the fact that it predates the birth of Yeshua.

The document is very interesting as it speaks of a Messiah who it identifies as "EL" and "ELOHIM". It also quotes Isaiah 61:2 substituting "Melchizadek" for YHWH.

This Melchizadek figure "shall atone for all the Sons of Light" thus "releasing them from the debt of all their sins" in a fulfillment of the true meaning of Yom Kippur and "establish a righteous kingdom". This will be the fulfillment of the "Salvation" (Hebrew: Yeshua) proclaimed from the mountains in Isaiah 52:7 (which in context would identify this Melchizadek with the servant of Isaiah 53. This figure is then identified with the Messiah who is "cut off" in Daniel 9:26. This makes the blocks of seven years in Daniel 9:24-27 to tie in with the "year of favor" of Isaiah 61:1-3 and thus as the ultimate fulfillment with Lev. 25:13 as a fulfillment of the Day of Atonement. Finally this connects to a prophetic fulfillment of the blowing of the trumpet in Lev. 25:9.

And now, without further adue, The Melchizadek Document:

The Melchizedek Document (11Q13)
Translated by James Scott Trimm

And concerning what Scripture says:

"In this year of Jubilee you shall return,
everyone of you, to your property"
(Lev. 25:13)

And what is also written:

"And this is the manner of the remission; every creditor shall remit the claim that
is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the
community, because Elohim's remission has been proclaimed"

the interpretation is that it applies to the Last Days and concerns the captives,
just as Isaiah said:

"To proclaim the Jubilee to the captives"
(Isa. 61;1)

(...) just as (...) and from the inheritance of Melchizedek, for (... Melchizedek) ,
who will return them to what is rightfully theirs. He will proclaim to them the
Jubilee, thereby releasing them from the debt of all their sins. He shall proclaim
this decree in the first week of the jubilee period that follows nine jubilee

Then the "Day of Atonement" shall follow after the tenth jubilee period, when he
shall atone for all the Sons of Light, and the people who are allotted to Melchizedek.
(...) upon them (...) For this is the time decreed for the "Year of Melchizedek's
favor", and by his might he will judge Elohim's holy ones and so establish a
righteous kingdom, …as it is written about him [Melchizedek] in the Songs of David:

"Elohim has taken his place in the council of EL;
in the midst of the ELOHIM he holds judgment"
(Ps. 82:1)

Scripture also says about him [Melchizedek]:

"Over it take your seat in the highest heaven;
EL will judge the peoples"
(Ps. 7:7-8)

Concerning what scripture says:

"How long will you judge unjustly,
and show partiality with the wicked?
(Ps. 82;2)

the interpretation applies to Belial and the spirits predestined to him, because all
of them have rebelled, turning from Elohim's precepts and so becoming utterly wicked.
Therefore Melchizedek will thoroughly prosecute the vengeance required by Elohim's
statutes. Also, he will deliver all the captives from the power of Belial, and from
the power of all the spirits destined to him. Allied with him will be all the
"righteous Elohim" (Isa. 61;3).

(The ...) is that whi(ch ...all) the Elohim. The visitation is the Day of Salvation that He
has decreed through Isaiah the prophet concerning all the captives, inasmuch as Scripture says:

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion "Your Elohim
(Isa. 52;7)

This scriptures interpretation: "the mountains" are the prophets, they who were sent
to proclaim Elohim's truth and to prophesy to all Israel. "The messengers" is the Anointed
(Messiah) of the spirit, of whom Daniel spoke:

"After the sixty-two weeks, a Messiah shall be cut off"
(Dan. 9;26)

The "messenger who brings good news, who announces Salvation" is the one of whom it
is written:

"to proclaim the year of the YHWH's favor,
the day of the vengeance of our Elohim;
to comfort all who mourn"
(Isa. 61;2)

This scripture's interpretation: he is to instruct them about all the periods of
history for eternity (... and in the statutes) of the truth. (...) (.... dominion)
that passes from Belial and returns to the Sons of Light (....) (...) by the judgment
of Elohim, just as t is written concerning him:

"who says to Zion "Your Elohim reigns"
(Isa. 52;7)

"Zion" is the congregation of all the sons of righteousness, who uphold the covenant
and turn from walking in the way of the people. "Your Elohim" is Melchizedek, who
will deliver them from the power of Belial.

Concerning what scripture says:

"Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud;
in the seventh month . . . "
(Lev. 25;9)

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Comment by James Trimm on October 13, 2010 at 2:04am
Philo writes:

XXV. (79) Moreover, God made Melchisedek, the king of peace, that is of Salem, for that is the interpretation of this name, "his own high Priest,"{36}{Genesis 14:18.} without having previously mentioned any particular action of his, but merely because he had made him a king, and a lover of peace, and especially worthy of his priesthood. For he is called a just king, and a king is the opposite of a tyrant, because the one is the interpreter of law, and the other of lawlessness. (80) Therefore the tyrannical mind imposes violent and mischievous commands on both soul and body, and such as have a tendency to cause violent suffering, being commands to act according to vice, and to indulge the passions with enjoyment. But the other, the kingly mind, in the first place, does not command, but rather persuades, since it gives recommendations of such a character, that if guided by them, life, like a vessel, will enjoy a fair voyage through life, being directed in its course by a good governor and pilot; and this good pilot is right reason. (81) We may therefore call the tyrannical mind the ruler of war, and the kingly mind the guide to peace, that is Salem . And this kingly mind shall bring forth food full of cheerfulness and joy; for "he brought forth bread and wine," which the Ammonites and Moabites were not willing to give to the beholder, that is Israel; by reason of such unwillingness they are shut out from the companionship and assembly of God. For the Ammonites being they who are sprung from the outward sense of the mother, and the Moabites, who originate in the mind of the father, are two different dispositions, which look upon the mind and the outward sense as the efficient causes of all existing things, but take no notice of God. Therefore "they shall not come," says Moses, "into the assembly of the Lord, because they did not come to meet you with bread and water when you came out of Egypt ,"{37}{Deuteronomy 23:4.} that is, out of the passions.

XXVI. (82) But Melchisedek shall bring forward wine instead of water, and shall give your souls to drink, and shall cheer them with unmixed wine, in order that they may be wholly occupied with a divine intoxication, more sober than sobriety itself. For the Word is a priest, having, as its inheritance the true God, and entertaining lofty and sublime and magnificent ideas about him, "for he is the priest of the most high God."{38}{Genesis 14:18.} Not that there is any other God who is not the most high; for God being one, is in the heaven above, and in the earth beneath, and there is no other besides Him."{39}{Deuteronomy 4:39.} But he sets in motion the notion of the Most High, from his conceiving of God not in a low and grovelling spirit, but in one of exceeding greatness, and exceeding sublimity, apart from any conceptions of matter.
("De Allegoriis Legum," iii. 26).
Comment by Ed on October 13, 2010 at 9:38am
Regarding this very Melchizedek Document provided by Mr. Trimm, this proves that Melchizedek was/is the pre-incarnate Yeshua, which I have always claimed on Messianic Jewish forums, with practically all MJs denying this. Well done, James! -Ed


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