Melchizedek was an Old Testament king who also appears in the Book of Mormon.
One might fancy that the biography of the famous air resembled Melchizedek's.
He abideth a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek.
He was like Melchizedek in one respect, no one knew his father or his mother, no one knew his birthplace, and no one knew his end.
I hold the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood and of the office and power of patriarch.
I was also present with Joseph when the higher or Melchizedek Priesthood was conferred by the holy angel from on high.
He was "called of God, a high priest after the order of Melchizedek."
There is yet another point in the history of the meeting between Abram and Melchizedek which must not be passed over.
Like Melchizedek, he seems to have had no beginning or ending or length of days.
The priesthood of Melchizedek sprang from the mans inherent greatness.
name of a priest-king in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Malki-tzedeq, literally "king of righteousness," from melekh "king;" second element related to tzadaq "he was righteous," tzaddiq "just, righteous."