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High Priesthood According to the Priestly Writer

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269984
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600722 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269986.003.0002

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

High Priesthood According to the Priestly Writer

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Discusses the Priestly writer's presentation of the high priesthood, which is primarily embodied in the figure of Aaron. Treats the relevant material in three categories—legal, narrative, and genealogical—and covers topics such as the high priest's ceremonial garments, his particular sacral rights and duties, and terminology used for the high priest. Concludes that the Priestly writer portrays the high priest as a purely cultic figure, who is subject to the non‐cultic leadership, and who is primus inter pares in relation to his fellow priests.

Keywords: Aaron; genealogy; high priest's ceremonial garments; high priest's duties; Priestly writer; terminology for high priest

Chapter.  13779 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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