What does the priesthood of Jesus have in common with the priesthood of Levi? In what ways are they different?
Jesus' priesthood has elements that were shared with the priests from the line of Levi as expounded in the Old Testament, but there were many ways that Jesus' priesthood was different. The book of Hebrews says that Jesus' priesthood was superior to that of the Levites. This solution compares and contrasts the two priesthoods.
Similarities and Differences in Jesus' Priesthood and the Levitical Priesthood
Jesus' priesthood was like the priesthood of Levi in that 1) He was called of God and 2) He offered sacrifices.
1) Levitical priests had to be called of God. According to Ex. 28, Numbers 16 and I Sam 16, it was God's choice to make someone a priest. Likewise, Jesus was called a priest by God's choice. According to Hebrews 5:1, 4-6: "For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. And no one takes this honor for ...
This solution discusses the similarities and differences between Jesus' priesthood and that of the Levites. [426 words]