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Melchizedek and Abraham:  The priesthood lineage

Mechizedek is somewhat of a mysterious figure in the Holy Scriptures. The Book of Hebrews offers a brief narrative regarding his origin, but many answers surrounding Melchizedek remain unanswered.

"For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, meaning 'king of peace', without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually." Hebrews 7:1-3

Genesis 14:17-20 tells the story of Melchizedek's blessing unto Abraham. Following Abraham's battle at the valley of Shaveh, where he slaughtered Chedorlaomer, Melchizedek blessed Abraham by bringing forth bread and wine.  We know that Melchizedek was the first individual in the Hebrew Torah to wear the title of "Cohen", which means "priest". Since Melchizedek preceded Abraham's blessing to that of God, God permanently brought the priesthood line forth from the descendants of Abraham.

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