Salem
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    Salem

    Peace. The home of Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18; Heb. 7:1–2; Alma 13:17–18). Salem was called Jebus at the time the Israelites came into Canaan. However, the Tell el-Amarna tablets of about 1400 B.C. give the name of the city as Uru-Salem (an older name than Jebus), which is easily identified as Jerusalem, the “City of Peace,” the city of Melchizedek about 2000 B.C.