- King of Salem (Jerusalem).After Abraham's victory over Chedorlaomer he was greeted by Melchizedek(Gen. 14:17 ff.) and in return was given a tenth of the captured booty. Described as ‘priest of God most High’ who brought out bread and wine, Melchizedek became a powerful model in subsequent Hebrew and Christian tradition. David inherited Melchizedek's dynasty (Ps. 110:4) and Christ inherited his high priesthood, which is superior to that of the Levitical priesthood (Heb. 5:6 ff.; 6:19–7:28). From about 200 CE Melchizedek's offering of bread and wine was taken as prefiguring the Christian Eucharist.
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MELCHIZEDEK — (Heb.: מַלְכִּי צֶדֶק; legitimate/righteous king ; the English spelling follows LXX Melxisedek as opposed to MT Malkizedek), king of Salem (or Jerusalem; cf. Ps. 76:3) according to Genesis 14:18–20. He welcomed abraham after he had defeated the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Melchizedek — steht für: Melchisedech, eine biblische Figur (englische Schreibweise) Dominion of Melchizedek, ein Phantasiestaat im Südpazifik Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeich … Deutsch Wikipedia
Melchizedek — name of a priest king in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Malki tzedeq, lit. king of righteousness, from melekh king; second element related to tzadaq he was righteous, tzaddiq just, righteous … Etymology dictionary
Melchizedek — ☆ Melchizedek [mel kiz′ə dek΄, melkē′zədek΄] n. [Heb malkī tsedheq, lit., king of righteousness] Bible the priest and king of Salem who blessed Abraham: Gen. 14:18 adj. Mormon Ch. designating or of the higher order of priests: cf. AARONIC … English World dictionary
Melchizedek — For other uses, see Melchizedek (disambiguation). Melchizedek Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek by Dieric Bouts the Elder, 1464–67 Priest, King of Salem … Wikipedia
Melchizedek — /mel kiz i dek /, n. 1. a priest and king of Salem. Gen. 14:18. 2. the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. * * * Canaanite king and priest revered by Abraham. In the Book of Genesis, Abraham rescues his… … Universalium
Melchizedek — King of righteousness, the king of Salem (q.v.). All we know of him is recorded in Gen. 14:18 20. He is subsequently mentioned only once in the Old Testament, in Ps. 110:4. The typical significance of his history is set forth in detail in the… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Melchizedek — noun a) A king and priest mentioned in the book of Genesis; contemporary of Abraham. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. b) A very large champagne bottle (named after the King)… … Wiktionary
melchizedek — melˈkizəˌdek adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: after Melchizedek, Biblical priest king (Gen 14:18 ff.) : being the greater or higher order of priesthood in the Mormon Church compare aaronic 2 … Useful english dictionary
Melchizedek — I. noun Etymology: Greek Melchisedek, from Hebrew Malkīṣedheq Date: 14th century a priest king of Jerusalem who prepared a ritual meal for Abraham and received tithes from him II. adjective Date: 1842 of or relating to the higher order of the… … New Collegiate Dictionary