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

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)