How great (phliko). Geometrical magnitude in contrast to arithmetical (poso), here only in N.T., "how distinguished." He received tithes from Abraham (verses Romans 4-6 ) and he blessed Abraham ( Romans 6-7 ) and even Levi is included (verses Romans 8-10 ). Out of the chief spoils (ek twn akroqiniwn). Old word from akro, top, and qi, a heap (the top of the pile). Patriarch (patriarch). LXX word (patria, tribe, arcw, to rule) transferred to N.T. ( Acts 2:29 ).