Without father, without mother, without genealogy (apatwr, amhtwr, agenealoghto). Alliteration like Romans 1:30 , the first two old words, the third coined by the author (found nowhere else) and meaning simply "devoid of any genealogy." The argument is that from silence, made much of by Philo, but not to be pressed. The record in Genesis tells nothing of any genealogy. Melchizedek stands alone. He is not to be understood as a miraculous being without birth or death. Melchizedek has been made more mysterious than he is by reading into this interpretation what is not there. Made like (apwmoiwmeno). Perfect passive participle of apomoiow, old verb, to produce a facsimile or copy, only here in N.T. The likeness is in the picture drawn in Genesis, not in the man himself. Such artificial interpretation does not amount to proof, but only serves as a parallel or illustration. Unto the Son of God (twi uiwi tou qeou). Associative instrumental case of uio. Abideth a priest (menei iereu). According to the record in Genesis, the only one in his line just as Jesus stands alone, but with the difference that Jesus continues priest in fact in heaven. Continually (ei to dihneke). Old phrase (for the continuity) like ei ton aiwna, in N.T. only in Hebrews ( Romans 7:3 ; Romans 10:1Romans 10:14Romans 10:21 ).