After his victory over four invading kings from Mesopotamia, Abram is confronted by Bera, king of Sodom, requesting tribute and an alliance. In the first three verses of this encounter we are introduced to a man by the name of Melchizedek, who not only blesses Abram but receives a tithe from him. While this man is only mentioned here once in Genesis, he appears twice more in Scripture. The Author of the Letter to the Hebrews offers to us some compelling exposition on this passage.
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The Book of Genesis is the starting point of God’s covenant with His people. This book gives us the historical sketch of the creation, fall, and redemption of the world. Genesis is also a perfect litmus test to gauge whether or not a person fully trusts in the authority, sufficiency, and inerrancy of Scripture.