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14:16 [Abram] brought back all the property. He also brought back his kinsman Lot and all his goods, along with the women and the [other] people.
Vayashev et kol-harechush vegam et-Lot achiv urechusho heshiv vegam et-hanashim ve'et ha'am.
14:17 After he returned from his victory over Chedorlaomer and his allied kings, the king of Sodom came out to greet him in Level Valley (now King's Valley).
Vayetse melech-Sedom likrato acharey shuvo mehakot et-Kdarla'omer ve'et-hamelachim asher ito el-Emek Shaveh hu Emek haMelech.
14:18 Malkhi-tzedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. He was a priest to God, the Most High.
UMalki-Tsedek melech Shalem hotsi lechem vayayin vehu chohen le-El Elyon.



Commentary:

Level Valley
  Emek Shaveh in Hebrew.

Malkhi-tzedek
  Usually transliterated Melchizedek, literally 'Righteous King' or King of Tzedek.' See Psalms 110:4. He is identified as Shem, the son of Noah (Targum Yonathan; Nedarim 32b; Rashi. However, see 2 Enoch 23:26). Tzedek was a name of Jerusalem, and Malkhi-tzedek was the title given its king, like Pharaoh in Egypt (Radak, Ralbag on Joshua 10:1; cf. Isaiah 1:26).

King's Valley
  Emek HaMelekh. It was probably near Jerusalem; see 2 Samuel 18:18.

Salem
  Jerusalem, cf. Psalms 76:3 (Targum Rashi; Josephus, Antiquities 1:10:2).





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