Seal of Melchizedek

The Seal of MelchizedekMelchizedek symbol

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: 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!Melchizedek cropped

1 thought on “Seal of Melchizedek”

  1. Don’t know why one symbol affects me more than another, but I think this one is the most resonant of all for me– in that it not only pleases the eye but draws me in deep and says “ah.” Does the original symbol include an earth-like orb, or was that your innovation? It conveys love of earth and a securing of the elements, no?


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