Melchizedek


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Melchizedek

or

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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Now this Melchizedek was a king over the land of Salem;
Connie Williams, Founder of CWI and Melchizedek Priesthood School of Ministry says: “Students will experience the Spirit of the Word to the degree that ancient mysteries will unfold like a refreshing glass of cool water to a thirsty soul.
For instance, the decrees of Session XXII and XXIII emphasize Christ's lineage in the priesthood of Melchizedek as the biblical foundation for the sacrament in terms of sacrifice.
Melchizedek (malchizedek, "my king is righteousness") is mentioned in Genesis 14.
There is no effort at plausibility: although the boy attended a seminary until he was sixteen in order to become a priest ("and thereby a source of pride to a simple farm family"), he is completely unfamiliar with the name of a man who identifies himself as Melchizedek King of Salem and gives him the two stones, Urim and Thummim.
Controversial Clarke, who claims he is a priest with the Divine Order of Melchizedek, attempted to reopen the Belmont hotel in Knock, Co Mayo, last year "to coincide with the second coming of Jesus".
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The grandest of them all and the museum's signature painting is entitled The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek.
107) The priesthood in the order of Melchizedek is established in Genesis and the Psalms.
Melchizedek [Gen 14:18-20]), and yet is mediated through the one savior Jesus Christ (1 Tm 2:5).
The Lord has sworn and will not relent, you are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
15) Rogers 75; some note similarities to Melchizedek, Kaufman 151, and Ellwood 104-8.