Melchizedek

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Mel·chiz·e·dek 1

 (mĕl-kĭz′ĭ-dĕk′)
In the Bible, the high priest and king of Salem who blessed Abraham.

[Hebrew malkî-ṣedeq : melek, king; see mlk in Semitic roots + , my + ṣedeq, righteousness; see ṣdq in Semitic roots.]

Mel·chiz·e·dek 2

 (mĕl-kĭz′ĭ-dĕk′)
n. Mormon Church
The higher order of priesthood.

[After Melchizedek.]

Mel·chiz′e·dek′ adj.

Melchizedek

(mɛlˈkɪzəˌdɛk)
n
(Bible) 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

Mel•chiz•e•dek

(mɛlˈkɪz ɪˌdɛk)

n.
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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His complaint is that even though they may have been a study group (10: 24 f.) they have failed to see (5: 11-14) that the Scriptures testify to the work and person of Jesus as Melchizedekian high priest and that therefore they have not found in those Scriptures the encouragement they need.