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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Melchizedek
    king of righteousness, the king of Salem (q.v.). All we know of
    him is recorded in Gen. 14:18-20. He is subsequently mentioned
    only once in the Old Testament, in Ps. 110:4. The typical
    significance of his history is set forth in detail in the
    Epistle to the Hebrews, ch. 7. The apostle there points out the
    superiority of his priesthood to that of Aaron in these several
    respects, (1) Even Abraham paid him tithes; (2) he blessed
    Abraham; (3) he is the type of a Priest who lives for ever; (4)
    Levi, yet unborn, paid him tithes in the person of Abraham; (5)
    the permanence of his priesthood in Christ implied the
    abrogation of the Levitical system; (6) he was made priest not
    without an oath; and (7) his priesthood can neither be
    transmitted nor interrupted by death: "this man, because he
    continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood."
      The question as to who this mysterious personage was has given
    rise to a great deal of modern speculation. It is an old
    tradition among the Jews that he was Shem, the son of Noah, who
    may have survived to this time. Melchizedek was a Canaanitish
    prince, a worshipper of the true God, and in his peculiar
    history and character an instructive type of our Lord, the great
    High Priest (Heb. 5:6, 7; 6:20). One of the Amarna tablets is
    from Ebed-Tob, king of Jerusalem, the successor of Melchizedek,
    in which he claims the very attributes and dignity given to
    Melchizedek in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Melchizedek, king of justice