The Royal Priest: Psalm 110 in Biblical Theology, By Matthew H. Emadi alt

The Royal Priest

Psalm 110 in Biblical Theology

New Studies in Biblical Theology


by Matthew H. Emadi
Series edited by D. A. Carson

The Royal Priest
  • Length: 272 pages
  • Published: November 29, 2022
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A0740
  • ISBN: 9781514007402

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Despite its importance in the New Testament and the priestly messianic promise identified by King David, relatively little has been written on Psalm 110 from a biblical-theological perspective.

By considering David's biblical warrant for bringing together priesthood and kingship in a single figure, Matthew Emadi shows how we are able to uncover the theological foundation on which Psalm 110 is built. He situates the psalm in Scripture's storyline, showing that Melchizedek's royal priesthood is tied to both creation and redemption.

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Series preface
Author’s preface
1. Introduction
2. Royal priesthood in Genesis
3. Israel’s royal priesthood and the Aaronic priesthood
4. The Davidic priest-king: Psalm 110 in Old Testament context
5. Exegesis of Psalm 110
6. Royal-priestly messianism: Psalm 110 in the intertestamental literature
7. Jesus, Psalm 110 and the Gospel of Mark
8. Psalm 110 and the Christology of Hebrews
9. Conclusion
Index of authors
Index of Scripture references


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Matthew Emadi is the senior pastor of Crossroads Church in Sandy, Utah. He holds a PhD in biblical studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of How Can I Serve My Church? in the 9Marks Church Questions series.

D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.