John 7:16 Jesus responded to them, "What I teach doesn't come from me but from the one who sent me.
8:26 but he who sent me is true and what he has said to me I say to the world.
Buddha in the Selau sutta of Majjhima Nikaya states that Buddha is the King of Kings and the King of Dhamma, or the King of the Law.
In the Bible, the The Torah and the Old Testament affirms that Melchizedek (lit. "King of the law", a title of the Buddha)was "priest of God Most High." (Genesis 14:18) King David in the Psalms refers to the future King of kings or Messiah as a "priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:1-4.)
Melchizedek is referred to again in Hebrews 5:6-10; Hebrews 6:20; Hebrews 7:1-21: "Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek"; and Hebrews 8:1. The writer to the Hebrews points out that Melchizedek received tithes from Abraham. Since Levi was as yet unconceived by Abraham when he gave tithes to Melchizedek then it follows that the priestly office of Melchizedek is greater than the priesthood of Levi.
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises" (Hebrews 7:5-6).
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law" (Hebrews 7:11-12).
Hebrews 7:3 in the New Testament refers to Melchizedek as a king "without father or mother or genealogy!"
Sundarika Bharadvaja who inquired about his lineage:
"No Brahmin I, no prince, No farmer, or aught else. All worldly ranks I know, But knowing go my way as simply nobody: Homeless, in pilgrim garb, With shaven crown, I go my way alone, serene. To ask my birth is vain."
Indeed, in Buddhism, the Buddhist priesthood, the Sangha, loses their birth identity:
"Just as whatever great rivers there are... on reaching the great ocean lose their former names and identities and are just called 'the great ocean,' so also (those of) the four castes ; nobles, brahmans, merchants, and workers &; having gone forth from home to the homeless state in the Dhamma and Discipline made known by the Tathagata, abandon their former names and identities and are just called 'recluses, the followers of the Sakyan son.' This is the fourth wonderful and marvellous quality in this Dhamma and Discipline...Udana 5.5 Uposatha Sutta The Observance