Melchizedek is first mentioned in Genesis after Abraham returns from battle (Genesis 14:17-20). Melchizedek is a priest (before the priesthood was instituted) and Abraham gave him a tenth (tithe) of the goods he recovered.
Key verse about Melchizedek: For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 7:17, NIV)
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