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Chief Priest
Any principal priest in the Jewish Council.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chief Priest
Chief Priest. Highest office in the hierarchy of priests and Levites. It was the chief priest who alone went into the Most Holy Place of the temple once a year to make atonement for the sins of the whole nation of Israel.See Priests and Levites.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chief Priest
CHIEF PRIEST Highest office in the hierarchy of priests and Levites. It was the chief priest who alone went into the Most Holy Place of the temple once a year to make atonement for the sins of the whole nation of Israel.See also Priests and Levites.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chief Priests
Chief PriestsA collective term (Gk. archiereɩ́s) designating the aristocracy of the Jerusalem priesthood (e.g., Matt. 2:4; Mark 11:18, 27).See Priesthood, Israelite.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Chief Priests
CHIEF PRIESTS (ἀρχιερεῖς).—In the Gospels ἀρχιερεύς properly denotes the individual who for the time being held the office of Jewish high priest; and when the word occurs in its singular form, ‘high priest’ is the almost invariable rendering it receives throughout the NT, both in AV and RV (in Lk
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHIEF, HIGH PRIEST
CHIEF, HIGH PRIEST [כֹּהֵן הָרֹאשׁkohen haroʾsh; ἀρχιέρεως archiereōs]. The Aaronite priest who heads all altar priests and performs the DAY OF ATONEMENT rituals. See PRIESTS AND LEVITES.