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Melchizedek

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Melchisedec

(both: mĕlkĭz`ədĕk) [Heb.,=king of righteousness], in the Bible, king of Salem and "priest of the most high God." He blessed Abraham after the defeat of Chedorlaomer, and Abraham gave him tithes from the enemy's spoils. Later, Melchizedek is regarded as an eternal priest, typifying the priesthood of the future Messiah. In the Dead Sea ScrollsDead Sea Scrolls,
ancient leather and papyrus scrolls first discovered in 1947 in caves on the NW shore of the Dead Sea. Most of the documents were written or copied between the 1st cent. B.C. and the first half of the 1st cent. A.D.
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, Melchizedek, as God's eschatological agent, effects the destruction of the angel Belial and the wicked spirits in league with him.

Melchizedek

Old Testament the priest-king of Salem who blessed Abraham (Genesis 14:18-19) and was taken as a prototype of Christ's priesthood (Hebrews 7)
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St Nicholas Church, Halewood, will have its windows depicting saints such as Melchisedek, Elizabeth and Cecilia, the 12 disciples, angels and the adoration of the Magi, preserved for future generations.
St Nicholas church, in Halewood, will see its col ourful windows depicting saints such as Melchisedek, Elizabeth and Cecilia, the 12 disciples, angels and the adoration of the magi, preserved for future generations.
The Roman Catholic bishop of Beni-Butembo, Melchisedek Sikuli, and two Brussels-based NGOs have all reported the movement of large numbers of Ugandan, Rwandan and Burundian troops in eastern Congo.
His mythical dimension connects him variously with Melchisedek, Alexander the Great, Jeremiyah, and the Qur'anic Servant of God sent to Moses.
For example, a passage from the Latin version of the first eucharistic prayer in the Mass reads quod tibi obtulit summus sacerdos tuus Melchisedek, sanctum sacrificium, immaculatum hostiam.