The following information and references will help you understand more about Melchizedek:
- Melchizedek lived about 2000 B.C. (see Melchizedek in the Bible Dictionary).
- He was righteous even from his youth and received divine protection (see JST, Genesis 14:26–40).
- The Church in ancient days called the holy priesthood after his name (see D&C 107:2–4).
- Abraham received the priesthood from Melchizedek (see D&C 84:14).