Brief as was the encounter between Abram and Melchizedek, recorded directly in but three verses in Genesis (14: 18-20), it suggests something of the close spiritual relationship between these two great men, whose work was to influence strongly the development of Biblical thought. The Salem over which Melchizedek ruled is generally agreed to have been synonymous with that famous city which reached its greatest fame under the title of Jerusalem—an identification suggested in Psalm 76:2.
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