Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Mormons regard the Old Testament figure Melchizedek with great admiration. Their highest priesthood bears his name. They teach that his name means "king of righteousness," something they get from the New Testament's Letter to the Hebrews.

My HarperCollins Bible tells me the name actually means "Zedek [a Canaanite deity] is my king," though they say the king of righteousness label is understandable, just technically incorrect.

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