High Priest

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In the OT the head of the Levitical priesthood whose institution is described in Exod. 28. His chief function was the superintendence of the Temple worship, and it was his special prerogative to offer the Liturgy on the Day of Atonement. In post-exilic times he was the head of the Jewish State as well as the chief religious functionary.

Subjects: Christianity — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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