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Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.

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      18. Melchizedek--This victory conferred a public benefit on that part of the country; and Abram, on his return, was treated with high respect and consideration, particularly by the king of Sodom and Melchizedek, who seems to have been one of the few native princes, if not the only one, who knew and worshipped, "the most high God," whom Abram served. This king who was a type of the Saviour (Heb 7:1), came to bless God for the victory which had been won, and in the name of God to bless Abram, by whose arms it had been achieved--a pious acknowledgment which we should imitate on succeeding in any lawful enterprise.

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Genesis 14 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Abram's nephew Lot is captured in the battle of the kings of Chedorlaomer, Lot is rescued by Abram, Abram meets Melchizedek who offers him bread and wine, Melchizedek blesses Abram, Abram pays tithes to Melchizedek, Abram refuses the spoils of war.

Genesis Chapter 14

Genesis 14:18-20 - And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Outline
Invasion of the Kings of Chederlaomer (Genesis 14:1-12)
Abram's Rescues Lot (Genesis 14:13-16)
Abram Meets Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17-24)

Summary
1 The Battle Of Four Kings Against Five
12 Lot Is Taken Prisoner
14 Abram Rescueth Him.
18 Melchizedek Blesseth Abram
20 Abram Giveth Him Tithe
22 The Rest Of The Spoil, His Partners Having Had Their Portions, He Restoreth To The King Of Sodom.

Map of the World of Abraham
Map of the World of Abraham
The World of Abram, the first Hebrew

Topics for Bible Study
Amraphel King of Shinar
Arioch King of Ellasar
Chedorlaomer King of Elam
Tidal king of Nations
The Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim
The Zuzims in Ham
The Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim
The Horites in Mount Seir
Enmishpat
Kadesh
The Country of the Amalekites
King of Sodom
King of Gomorrah
King of Admah
King of Zeboiim
King of Bela
The Vale of Siddim
The Salt Sea
Slimepits
Lot Captured
Abram the Hebrew
The Plain of Mamre
318 with Abram
Dan
Hobah
Damascus
The Valley of Shaveh
The Kings Dale
Melchizedek
King of Salem
Bread and Wine
Priest of the Most High God
El Elyon
Melchizedek Blessed Abram
Abram Gave Melchizedek Tithes
Abraham Refuses Reward
A Thread even to a Shoelatchet

Historical Background
Abram's nephew Lot is captured in the battle of the kings of Chedorlaomer, Lot is rescued by Abram, Abram meets Melchizedek who offers him bread and wine, Melchizedek blesses Abram, Abram pays tithes to Melchizedek, Abram refuses the spoils of war.

Ancient Customs
King
Hebrew
Warfare
Taking Prisoners
Spoils of War
Bread and Wine
Priest
Tithes
Thread
Shoelatchet

Geography
Kadesh
The Country of the Amalekites
The Vale of Siddim
The Salt Sea
Slimepits
The Plain of Mamre
Dan
Hobah
Damascus
The Valley of Shaveh
The Kings Dale
Salem

Ancient People
Amraphel King of Shinar
Arioch King of Ellasar
Chedorlaomer King of Elam
Tidal king of Nations
The Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim
The Zuzims in Ham
The Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim
The Horites in Mount Seir
King of Sodom
King of Gomorrah
King of Admah
King of Zeboiim
King of Bela
Melchizedek

Maps
Map of the Giants and Early Inhabitants of Ancient Israel
Map of the Canaanite Nations
Map of the World of Abraham
Map of the Journeys of Abraham

Map of the Journeys of Abraham
Map of the Journeys of Abraham
The Journeys of Abram and Lot

Clothing in the Time of Abraham
Clothing in the Time of Abraham

This is how a man or a patriarch would have dressed in ancient times about the time of Abraham which was around 1800 BC. From inside to out he wore an under garment which was bound by a girdle.

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The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt