“So who is this guy Melchizedek and why is he important in the Bible?” — Stacy
Melchizedek is mentioned only a few times in scripture. In the Hebrew Bible, we find him in Gen. 14:18-20 (with Abram) and in Ps. 110:4, where he is a prototype of the Davidic messiah.
His origin is cloaked in obscurity. His place in Near Eastern history is equally opaque. What we can say is that his name means “king of righteousness.”
He is called also the “king of Salem” (Gen. 14:18), leading many scholars to identify Melchizedek with pre-Israelite Jerusalem.
The Los Alamos Community Winds will present “Cinco de Mayo — Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Los Niños de Santa Fe will perform traditional Mexican dances, directed and choreographed by Antonina Valdez Romp, on three pieces (Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, and La Bamba de Vera Cruz by Terig Tucci).
After eight music-making seasons, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale is saying farewell to its conductor, Dr. Doyle Preheim, as well as its piano accompanist, Mary Jo Preheim. Their final performance with the Chorale will be Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, the basis of a transformative experience in Doyle’s musical life.
At its annual Experience Auction, the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering opportunities to ring the bell on Fuller Lodge, to tour the historic home of Dorothy McKibbin, the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” or to fly over the Pajarito Plateau, among the many offerings.