[ mel-kiz-i-dek ]
/ mɛlˈkɪz ɪˌdɛk /
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a priest and king of Salem. Genesis 14:18.
the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Origin of Melchizedek
Ultimately from Hebrew Malkīṣedek “My king is righteousness,” or “My king is (the deity) Sedek”
Words nearby Melchizedek
Melburnian, Melchers, Melchiades, Melchior, Melchite, Melchizedek, meld, melder, Meldrew, Meleager, Meleagrides
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How to use Melchizedek in a sentence
Melchizedek was an Old Testament king who also appears in the Book of Mormon.The Book of Mormon: A Novel|Alex Beam|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Melchizedek is here declared to be “a great man,” “assimilated unto the Son of God.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
For this signal act of heroism Abram was blessed by Melchizedek, in the name of their common lord the most high God.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
Abraham, bearing the whole Aaronic hierarchy potentially within him, defers to Melchizedek as to his greater.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews|Handley C.G. Moule
For Melchizedek suddenly appears on the scene, and as suddenly vanishes, never to return.
For the central thought of the passage is the endless duration of the priesthood of Melchizedek.
British Dictionary definitions for Melchizedek
/ (mɛlˈkɪzəˌdɛk) /
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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