In the Bible, Melchizedek ( / mɛlˈkɪzədɛk /, Hebrew: מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק , malkī-ṣeḏeq, "king of righteousness" or "my king is righteousness"; Amharic: መልከ ጼዴቅ, malkī-ṣeḏeq; Armenian: Մելքիսեդեք, Melkisetek) also transliterated Melchisedech or Malki Tzedek, was the king of Salem and priest of El Elyon (often translated as "most high God").How long does the priesthood of Melchizedek last?
This verse makes it clear that the order of the priesthood of Melchizedek has an eternal value. Unlike the priesthood of Aaron which ran into many roadblocks and happened on and off, Melchizedek’s priesthood lasts forever. What Is a "High Priest"? In the Bible, we do have a distinction between the priests and the high priest.Was Melchizedek the final king of righteousness and King of peace?
Gary Staats, A Christological Commentary on Hebrews (2012), p. 71: " [The writer of Hebrews] is identifying Melchizedek as a king of righteousness and a king of peace. He thus becomes a beautiful type of Jesus Christ who is also the final King of righteousness and the final King of peace."Is Melchizedek the king of Salem?
The Zohar (redacted by Moses de León c. 1290s) finds in "Melchizedek king of Salem" a reference to "the King Who rules with complete sovereignty". or according to another explanation, that "Melchizedek" alludes to the lower world and "king of Salem" to the upper world (Zohar 1:86b–87a).