I am Melchizedek, High Priest of El Elyon, the Most High God.
I am a mysterious figure who appears to Abraham and his family in Genesis Chapter 14. It is after a battle and Abraham is praising God for his success in defeating enemies.
I bring an offering of bread and wine which I bless and share with Abraham. I also bless Abraham. He is so moved by this experience that he decides to tithe by offering ten percent of his goods to God.
You hear about me in a number of places in the Bible - both the Old and New Testaments. I am similar to Abel as both of us are early figures who give an offering to God. Here you'll see me, Abel (left) and Abraham and Isaac (right)
I am mentioned eight times in the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews. In Chapter 7, the author of this letter compares Christ to me . The author references Psalm 110 and says: "'The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, you are a priest forever' - accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant" (Heb. 7:21-22)
Here's a diagram which explains the link between me and Christ