"I hope it is Melchizedek"
Abraham's Encounter with Melchizedek, c.1625
Public DomainAbraham's Encounter with Melchizedek, c.1625 - Credit:Peter Paul Rubens

Melchizedek is described in Hebrews 7:2 as King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace”. He is regarded as the precursor to Christ and is credited with the destruction of the angel Belial (see note to p. 34).