Religious glass painting
Glasmåleri av Melkisedek som tek i mot Abraham PERIODE: 1659 FUNNSTAD: Bru kyrkje, Svanøy KOMMUNE: Flora
ENGLISH: Glass painting of Melchizedek greeting Abraham. Made in 1659 A.D. Found in Bru Church, Western Norway. Exhibited at Bergen Museum.
Melchizedek is an enigmatic figure twice mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. Melchizedek is mentioned as the King of Salem, and priest of God Most High, in the time of the biblical patriarch Abram. He brought out bread and wine, blessed Abram, and received tithes from him, Genesis 14:18-20. Reference is made to him in Psalm 110:4 where the victorious ruler is declared to be "priest forever after the order of Melchizedek." (From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melkisedek).