Melchizedek

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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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La vicenda dell'usuraio ebreo Melchisedech e raccontata, per ammissione di Fiammetta (I, 3, 3), in contrapposizione alla precedente novella, in cui Abraam aveva deciso di convertirsi.
THEVENOT, MELCHISEDECH, Relations de divers Voyages curieux qui n 'ontpoint este publiees, Paris, Thomas Moette, 4, 1664.
Melchisedech's own narrative in the story, the tale of three rings, has become famous in literature and in Boccaccio scholarship.
(9.) Edmund Leach, "Melchisedech and the Emperor: icons of subversion and orthodoxy," Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1972).
ostenditur autem in eodem oppido palacium Melchisedech ex magnitudine ruinarum ostendens ueteris operis excellenciam, ad quam ciuitatem siue opidum legitur eciam Iacob descendisse qui fuit in terra Canaan regionis Sichem.
(3) La historia de America se habia reflejado tambien en obras generales de divulgacion, como la que Melchisedech Thevenot escribiera en 1666 con el titulo Relations de divers voyages curieux, e incluso en libros que mezclaban historia y ficcion a partes iguales como el Polexandre de Gomberville, cuya primera parte aparecio en 1629.
] be thou ruler [and] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedech'.
Neque his repugnat exemplum Melchisedech...." (Robertus Bellarminus, Disputationes de controversiis fidei [Ingolstadt, 1586-1593; Paris, 1608], De missa, 1.
High Admirall of England, His Highnesse Ambassadour to the King of Spaine (London: Melchisedech Bradwood, 1605).
127v, refers to Hugh, Scot and Saracen on Melchisedech, for which see Vat.
Catholic doctrine teaches that priests are forever, according to the order of Melchisedech. Leaving is considered a very grave matter.
1.2, rubric) and "Melchisedech giudeo" (1.3, rubric).