“Abraham and Melchizedek” by Dieric Bouts. (Public Domain)

March 10, 2018 | Jerusalem: King of Salem

Jerusalem: King of Salem

The city of Jerusalem has a lot of history. King David claimed it as Israel’s capital in the Old Testament. But before that, Abraham was there. This week Chris will take us to Genesis 14 where Abraham (then Abram) attacks Kedorlaomer and his troops in the night and saves his nephew Lot, who had been captured. After this battle, Abraham goes to what now is Jerusalem. There, two kings come to meet him: the King of Sodom and the King of Salem, Melchizedek.

We will hear how the blessing Melchizedek gives to Abraham is a physical way he was blessing Israel from Genesis 12:3! Melchizedek was also a priest of the Most High God and we’ll also learn how this king and priest is mentioned by David in Psalm 110 and then in the New Testament by the writer of Hebrews!  Find out how that one blessing from this King of Salem and the priest of the Most High God was an example to us all.

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Apples of Gold

Zvi was working near the university in Jerusalem is located. An orthodox student approached Zvi. He was looking for a Jewish man to help teach the Passover holidays to the students. Zvi offered to pass out Bibles to the students to help them learn about these important holidays. Listen as Zvi explains to the man the importance of getting Bibles into the hands of these students.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.  

Comments 1

  1. Always find so meaningful Maestro Strong’s inventive and beautifully rendered music, and the various instruments that he uses. Certainly adds a beautiful dimension to the on-going of the solid speaking week by week. What a gift!

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