King of Salem (Jerusalem). After Abraham's victory over Chedorlaomer he was greeted by Melchizedek (Gen. 14: 17 ff.) and in return was given a tenth of the captured booty. Described as ‘priest of God most High’ who brought out bread and wine, Melchizedek became a powerful model in subsequent Hebrew and Christian tradition. David inherited Melchizedek's dynasty (Ps. 110: 4) and Christ inherited his high priesthood, which is superior to that of the Levitical priesthood (Heb. 5: 6 ff.; 6: 19–7: 28). From about 200 CE Melchizedek's offering of bread and wine was taken as prefiguring the Christian Eucharist.