Genesis 14: Abram Is Endowed by Melchizedek
Abram returned after he had defeated King Chedorlaomer and the other kings of the north. That is of northern Africa. It was at this time the king of Sodom went to meet Abram in Shaveh Valley, which is also known as the King’s Valley.
King Melchizedek of Salem was a priest of the Almighty Most High. He brought out some bread and wine and said to Abram:
“I bless you in the name of the Almighty Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
All praise belongs to the Almighty Most High for helping you defeat your enemies.”
Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything. The king of Sodom said to Abram, “All I want are my people. You can keep everything else.”
Abram answered: The Almighty Power Most High made the heavens and the earth. I have promised him that I won’t keep anything of yours, not even a sandal strap or a piece of thread. Then you can never say that you are the one who made me rich. Let my share be the food that my men have eaten. But Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre went with me, so give them their share of what we brought back.
What is the major point of this content shared in this portion of Genesis 14? From a geographical standpoint, the war on the continent of Africa between the kings of the north and those of the south has ended. Abram, the victor, is now returning goods taken back to the kings of the south.
He met with the king of Sodom with him in Africa by the King’s Valley, thought to be in eastern Africa. The Great Rift Valley, a geological and geographical local stretching from Somalia, modern-day, to Mozambique.
Until next time, be strong and very courageous, and may the Great Creator be with you.
Consul General AKOPPI-BSM
Power be with you!