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According to Gen. 14: 18, the ‘King of Salem’ and ‘Priest of the Most High God’ who offered Abraham bread and wine as he returned from battle. The author of Heb. (6: 20; 7: 1 ff.) regarded his priesthood as prefiguring that of Christ; another Christian tradition has seen in his offering a type of the Eucharist.

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