Key Terms for The Alchemist. Things to keep in mind as you read. King Melchizedek.
Things to keep in mind as you read
Few mysteries of the Bible have been as intriguing as the mystery of the identity of Melchizedek. Some have speculated that Melchizedek is Yeshua (Jesus), or the archangel Michael, or Shem the son of Noah, or just an ordinary human, or even another divine being as a type of Christ.
Melchizedek was the King and High Priest of Salem (the original name of Jerusalem). He greeted Abraham (called Abram at this time) after he had rescued his brother’s son Lot from Chedorlaomer, one of the kings who fought against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and had taken Lot captive (Gen. 14:9-18).
Strong wind of the western Mediterranean Sea and the southern coasts of France and Spain. It is mild, damp, and rainy and is most common in spring and fall.
The levanter reaches its maximum intensities in the Strait of Gibraltar, where it sometimes brings eastward-flying airplanes almost to a standstill. It causes foggy weather on the Spanish coast for up to two days at a time.