2. Melchizedek Defined

Peace Run Like A River

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Artist:  Harp and vocal  Jane Snyder

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Comparison of Melchizedeck


and Jesus Christ as to Names


NAME – Melchizedek


Melchizedek King of Righteousness – King of Peace


As I trace back the Melchi part of the name Melchizedek to the primary Hebrew  root – #4427 – it means: To reign; to ascend the throne; to induct into royalty; hence by impl. to take council; be (make, set a, setup) king, be (make) queen, (begin to, make to) reign.


The second part Tsedeq #6664 – is in meaning – the right (naturally, morally, legally); also euqlity/prosperity that which is altogether just; right cause, rightly, rightness, righteous. The primary Hebrew root (tsadaq 663) of the word tsedeq means to be made right; to cleanse, clear self; be or do justice; (be, turn to) righteousness.


If you have gotten through that, we can then say Melchizedek means: To ascend the throne and begin to reign as king of righteousness or as king of those who turn to be made right; that walk in cleanness to do justice.


Psalm 89:14  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.


Psalm 97:2  Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.


Isaiah 6-1    In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.


This throne is nothing less than that of the heavenly Father's, of which it is written in Psalm 89:14

Justice and judgments are the habitation of thy throne.

This word justice in Psalm 89:14 is the same word tsedeq

from Melchizedek.!


Judgment in Psalm 89:14 comes from: #4941 mishpat – a verdict, pronounced judicially, divine law, judgment, just


This shows us that in the name Melchizedek, are the very qualities of the throne of God. How high then is this priesthood of which Melchizedek was a priest and the namesake? The New Testament book of Hebrews Chapter 7, expounds on this priesthood. Please take time to read it.


His Rulership

Melchizedek was the King of the city of Salem. Let's explore the meaning of this word Salem.

#8003 shalem – from 7999; complete (lit. or fig.); espec. friendly: just, made ready, peaceable perfect (-ed), quiet, Shalem [by mistake for a name], whole.

This same word is used in Psalm 76:1,2.


In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel. In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion.


Romans 5:1,2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


Colossians 1:19,20 For it pleased the Father that in Him (Christ) all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.



1. Salem was always used in salutations.


2. It was in the angelic salutation at Christ's birth;

Peace on earth good will towards men.


3. God Himself is the author of peace.

Isaiah 45-71 form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.


II Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace as in all the churches of the saints.


4. It is one of the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life.

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy, PEACE, longsuffering, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.


5. Peace came through the reconciling work of Christ.

Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

and by His stripes we are healed.


Peace reigns in the world, like this:

 How Peace Reigns


We now understand that Melchizedek's name represents the throne of God, and his rulership is one of peace, which Rom. 14:17 tells us is the Kingdom of God itself.

Roman 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.


NamesJesus Christ


The names of Jesus declare all that He has done, is doing, and will do! Just look at the treasures contained in His name!


See the Listing of The Names of Jesus!