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Melchizedek was in some ways the prototype of Jesus Christ. His unusual name can be explained. The Hebrew word melek means king, and tsedek means righteousness, so his name is explained as meaning “king of righteousness.” And since shalom means peace, he was also the “king of peace.”

However, Melchizedek had no parents that are mentioned in Scripture. Jesus did have parents, and a detailed genealogy, along with a recored birth and a death. Melchizedek’s position as priest did not depend on his parents or his genealogy

The primary role of a high priest at that time was to speak with God on our behalf. Now Christ now makes intersection for us. John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”