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Priesthood, Temple(s), and Sacrifice

Robert Hayward

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Priesthood, Temple(s), and Sacrifice

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This chapter examines the different aspects of priesthood in ancient Israel. Topics covered include the formal organization of the priests and Levites according to the Chronicler, the priestly legislation in the Pentateuch, duties of priests as outlined by Deuteronomy, and early traditions.

Keywords: ancient Israel; priests; Levites; duties; Pentateuch; Deuteronomy

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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