- a priest and king of Salem. Gen. 14:18.
- the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Examples from the Web for melchizedek
Melchizedek was an Old Testament king who also appears in the Book of Mormon.The Book of Mormon: A Novel
March 14, 2013
Whom they opened it for is dark as the ancestry of Melchizedek.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
He abideth a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek.
I hold the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood and of the office and power of patriarch.Gospel Doctrine
Joseph F. Smith
He was "called of God, a high priest after the order of Melchizedek."Rays of Living Light on the One Way of Salvation
Charles W. Penrose
May we not suppose it was by the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood?
- 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
Word Origin and History for 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."