He only makes a brief appearance, but the significance of this event is
extremely important for Christians. If this event didn't occur, then Jesus
Christ could not have been our High Priest (Heb 9:11-14), meaning that we
would have no way of having our sins forgiven.
There is a large amount of information available on Melchizedek, but not
all of it is factual; so take a look through this article, and draw your
In the events that lead up to this visit from Melchizedek, Abraham's
nephew Lot is taken captive by four kings (Gen 14:11). Abraham then
attacks them and recovers Lot, his family, and his possessions (Gen 14:14-16).
What does melchizedek mean? It can be broken into two parts, with "melchi" means king, and
"zedek" meaning justice or righteousness.
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