Any Priests of Israel
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Priest (כהן‎, khn). Religious leaders of Israel. Served as intermediaries between the people and God, and as advisors and leaders of the nation.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Priests and Levites
PRIESTS AND LEVITES Servants of God in the OT. There were three basic classes of religious personnel in ancient Israel: prophets, wise men, and priests and Levites. The classical prophets fulfilled a vocation but were not professionals; they were not paid for their task and functioned only in response
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
priests, the specially designated officials who served in the temple performing ritual functions and conducting the sacrificial services. The Hebrew word kohen designates Jewish priests, and also those who served in temples dedicated to other gods. Melchizedek, the king of Salem, was a Canaanite priest
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Priest, Priesthood
PRIEST, PRIESTHOODA priest is an authorized minister in sacred things, especially one who offers sacrifices at the altar and acts as mediator between men and God.PurposeThe Heb. priesthood constituted one of the dominant characteristics of OT religion and life. This is seen not only by the multiplied
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Priests and Levites
PRIESTS AND LEVITES. The relationship between the priests, who are the descendants of Aaron, and the Levites, the other members of Levi’s tribe, is one of the thorny problems of OT religion. Any treatment of the Levites must deal with the biblical evidence, Julius Wellhausen’s reconstruction of it and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Priest. †In the Old Testament the function of a priest was that of a mediator between God and mankind. As God’s covenant people, Israel was to be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” among the peoples of the earth (Exod. 19:5–6). In the representative office of priest, the ideal state of holiness
Catholic Bible Dictionary
PRIEST, PRIESTHOOD A priest is an authorized mediator who offers sacrifice to God on behalf of others. Christ is the perfect priest, for he is perfectly united to God in his divinity and fully united to us in his humanity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:Everything that the priesthood of
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Priest, High Priest
Priest, High PriestIn the later NT writings the word priest (hiereus) occurs three times in Acts, fourteen times in Hebrews and three times in Revelation. In Acts it is used in a straightforward way during Luke’s historical account, twice to refer to the Jerusalem priests (Acts 4:1; 6:7) and once to
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