The Melchizedek Section of the Dead Sea Scrolls reveals fragments of the “Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice,” which have been preserved for our day. There was a transcendent quality of angelic praise between the earthly community of Is-real with its priesthood and their heavenly counterparts. As the community on earth were led through the 13-week progressive experience of highest praise, the Sabbath Songs were given spirit until the worshippers experienced the heavenly holiness of the Merkabah (i.e., God’s Chariot Throne). It is in the midst of this 13-week ecstatic celebration that the Seven Chief Princes of Highest Praise take center stage.
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