The priest-king of Salem encountered by Abraham.
Melchizedek was king of Salem and a priest of God. After Abraham defeated the invading kings who had captured his nephew Lot, he met Melchizedek, who blessed him. Psalm 110 referred to a king who would be "a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek." The book of Hebrews speaks of the priesthood of Christ on the basis of these texts.
AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus