the "king of Salem", mentioned only in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110:4 in the Hebrew Bible, and in the book of Hebrews from the New Testament.

In addition to the biblical references to Melchizedek noted in the "extract", he also features in a text found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, 11Q13.

Clearly bearing some symbolic significance, the brief mentions of this figure make him an intriguing figure for modern interpreters.