El-Elyon

EL-ELYON ĕl’ ĕl yōn’ (אֵ֥ל עֶלְיֹֽון, Most High God). A name of God used in a number of OT books but esp. in Genesis and the Psalms.

When Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Gen 14:17-22) this is the name by which the priest worshiped God (cf. Heb 7:1ff.). This priest, “resembling the Son of God,” said to Abraham,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

maker of heaven and earth;

And blessed be God Most High,

who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”