High Priest’s Crown
Crown of the high priest
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Worn over the high priest’s turban as part of his ceremonial clothing. The crown was engraved with the inscription “Holy to Yahweh” (Exod 29:6; 39:30).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Crown. Headpiece symbolizing honor or high office. The OT refers to three kinds of crowns in addition to using the word metaphorically.One type of crown was worn by the high priest and Hebrew kings. The high priest’s “holy crown” was a gold plate engraved with the words “Holy to the Lord” fastened to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CROWN Headpiece symbolizing honor or high office. In addition to using the word metaphorically, the OT refers to three kinds of crowns. One type of crown was worn by the high priest and Hebrew kings. The high priest’s “holy crown” was a gold plate engraved with the words “Holy to the Lord” fastened to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
crown, a headpiece signifying position or honor. The high priest is said to have worn a crown (Exod. 29:6; 39:30; Lev. 8:9; cf. Exod. 28:36–38). Among kings, both Saul (2 Sam. 1:10) and Joash (2 Kings 11:12) are specifically said to have worn crowns, and when David conquered the Ammonite capital Rabbah,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CROWN. An ornamental circlet or head covering symbolic of royalty or of special status or achievement.Origin. Crowns in the ancient Near East are the development of two common headdresses, the turban and the cloth or leather headband. The headband early gave rise to the metal diadem, such as the ornate
PRIEST, HIGH. In Israel, as in many other states with historical priestly religions, a hierarchical system of graduated powers and responsibilities existed with a chief or high priest at the head of the organization. For over a millennium before Moses, each of the larger temples and religious centers
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CROWN. A distinctive head-dress, often ornate, worn by kings and other exalted persons.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
CrownA headpiece signifying position or honor. Wearing a crown set a royal personage or an Israelite high priest apart from others. Saul (2 Sam. 1:10) and Joash (2 Kgs. 11:12 = 2 Chr. 23:11) wore crowns, as did, presumably, other Israelite and Judahite kings (cf. Ps. 89:39 [MT 40]). A crown, possibly
High PriestThe primary official of the Israelite cultus. According to the Torah, the office of high priest goes back to the Sinaitic revelation. From Aaron, an uninterrupted hereditary chain of high priests links the portable tabernacle of the wilderness to the Second Temple in Jerusalem (Num. 25:10–13).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
High Priest (Heb. hākkōhēn hāggādōl “the great priest,” hākkōhēn hāmmāšiaḥ “the anointed priest”).† The Old Testament mediator between Yahweh and the people of Israel who, in addition to performing sacrifices and rituals like other priests, acted to expiate the sins of the nation on
Dictionary of New Testament Background
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
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
High Priest. In the OT the head of the *Levitical priesthood whose institution and vestments are described in Exod. 28. Acc. to this account (usually assigned to *P), *Aaron, the brother of *Moses, was appointed the first high priest by Yahweh. The chief function of the high priest was the superintendence