The order of Melchizedek is the earliest priesthood mentioned in the Bible, with Melchizedek as the first priest mentioned by name in the Holy Scripture. Psalm 110 of the King James Bible identifies the order of Melchize... More »

In Christian belief, the priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek is a line of priesthood that ends with the priest and king Jesus Christ. Because Jesus was not a descendant of Aaron, he did not qualify for priesthood unde... More »

Melchizedek is a biblical figure, the King of Salem and a priest who blesses Abraham in the Book of Genesis. He appears and disappears suddenly in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis. More » World View Religion The Bible

In Judaism, the priesthood of Melchizedek is a symbolic line combining royal and religious authority: kings who act as mediators between God and their people. In Abraham's time, Melchizedek was both king of Salem and pri... More »

Melchizedek is a figure of mystery in the Bible, but he foreshadows and parallels Jesus in a few aspects, including presiding over a meal of bread and wine. Melchizedek was a king and high priest of Salem whose name mean... More »

Although there are few references to Melchizedek in pop culture, there is one book that alludes to this figure from the Bible, which is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. This book is a work of fiction in which the main pr... More »

The Catholic homily is a speech given by the priest after the scripture readings that helps the congregation relate to the message of the Bible more readily. Sometimes a lay person or a deacon may give the homily instead... More » World View Religion Christianity