The Seal of Melchizedek
Melchizedek (pronounced “mel-KIZ-a-deck”) is mentioned in 3 places in the Bible: Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 7 (a period of time ranging from approximately 2000 BC to 60 AD). He is considered the King of Righteousness, the Prince of Peace, a priest of the most high God forever. Hebrews 7 states: 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”
Some scholars interpret this to mean Melchizedek was not a human priest, but Christ consciousness Itself, God’s eternal essence, predating and post-dating the incarnation of Jesus. It is also posited by some that Jesus was Melchizedek (or vice versa)!
I find this mystery fascinating and really love the symbol. It is simple, but elegant and profound in its simplicity. The center circle represents God, and the interlocking squares create an 8-pointed star, a pattern that can repeat without end. As the squares repeat, I feel like they create a tunnel that leads one’s eye directly and swiftly to the center – no detours! The 8 points are the numerological symbol of infinity. This image appears in a variety of forms in the iconography of all three monotheistic religions.
Here is my version of the symbol. It is 20″ x 20″ – in my favorite medium: collage.
Hope you enjoy!