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Melchizedek

[mel-kiz-i-dek]
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noun
  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.
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Melchizedek

noun
  1. 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)Douay spelling: Melchisedech
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Word Origin and History for melchizedek

Melchizedek

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."

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