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'''M<small>ELCHIZEDEK</small>''' is a king of [[SALEM|S<small>ALEM</small>]] mentioned five times in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/13?lang=eng Alma 13] but is not otherwise mentioned as a separate figure in the Book of Mormon.
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'''M<small>ELCHIZEDEK</small>''' is a king of [[SALEM|S<small>ALEM</small>]] mentioned five times in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/13?lang=eng Alma 13] but is not otherwise mentioned as a separate figure in the Book of Mormon. The name '''M<small>ELCHIZEDEK</small>''' derives from the joining of two [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] words, ''king'' (''melek'') and ''righteousness'' (''ṣedeq''). The juxtapositioning the two nouns, ''malkî-ṣedeq'', allows for two different interpretations of the name, “My King is Righteousness” (reading the ''i'' as the first person pronominal suffix), or “King of Righteousness” (reading the ''i'' as a ''hireq compaginis'').
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Because almost all [[Personal Name|PN]]s in the ancient Semitic world contained the name or title of a god, it is likely that this [[Personal Name|PN]] is theophoric.
  
 
See [[MELEK|M<small>ELEK</small>]], [[MULEK|M<small>ULEK</small>]], [[MULOKI|M<small>ULOKI</small>]].
 
See [[MELEK|M<small>ELEK</small>]], [[MULEK|M<small>ULEK</small>]], [[MULOKI|M<small>ULOKI</small>]].

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Biblical PN 1. Biblical king (Alma 13:14, 15, 17, 18 (x2))

Etymology

MELCHIZEDEK is a king of SALEM mentioned five times in Alma 13 but is not otherwise mentioned as a separate figure in the Book of Mormon. The name MELCHIZEDEK derives from the joining of two HEBREW words, king (melek) and righteousness (ṣedeq). The juxtapositioning the two nouns, malkî-ṣedeq, allows for two different interpretations of the name, “My King is Righteousness” (reading the i as the first person pronominal suffix), or “King of Righteousness” (reading the i as a hireq compaginis).

Because almost all PNs in the ancient Semitic world contained the name or title of a god, it is likely that this PN is theophoric.

See MELEK, MULEK, MULOKI.

See also Melchizedek / Melchezidek / Melchesidek Variants

Variants

Melchezidek, Melchesidek

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐇𐐢𐐕𐐆𐐞𐐀𐐔𐐇𐐗 (mɛltʃɪziːdɛk)

Notes