High Priest’s Turban
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The chief or head priest at a location of worship. In the Bible, this most commonly refers to the high priest of Yahweh in ancient Israelite worship.
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turban, a cloth draped, wrapped, or wound around the head to give protection or distinctive appearance. The turban functioned as a priestly garment (Exod. 28:4, 37, 39; 29:6; 39:28, 31; Lev. 8:9; 16:4) for Aaron and carried the golden plaque inscribed “Holy to the Lord” (Exod. 28:36–37). Job saw his
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MITRE. A head covering or turban of linen, made for the high priest (except in Ezk 21:26 where the word translated “diadem” in KJV and “turban” in RSV refers to the headpiece worn by the prince of Israel). The mitre was worn by the high priest on the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:4).See Turban; High Priest,
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
MITRE (av; Heb. miṣnep̱eṯ). One of the high priest’s holy garments. From the use of the Heb. verb in Is. 22:18 it is thought to have been a kind of turban (rsv) wound round the head. It is described in Ex. 28:4, 36–39. On it was worn ‘the plate of the holy crown’ engraved ‘Holy to the Lord’ (Ex. 39:28,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
mitre (Gk. μίτρα, ‘turban’). The liturgical head-dress and part of the insignia of a bishop. In the E. Church it takes the form of crown, decorated with medallions in enamel or embroidery; it is apparently derived from the crown of the Byzantine Emperors, and was not worn by bishops until after the
tiara, extra-liturgical Papal headdress. First mentioned in the ‘Vita’ of Pope Constantine (708–15), it was in its original form a kind of white Phrygian cap, called ‘camelaucum’, worn as a sign of the Papal prerogative. Not later than the 11th cent. a coronet was placed round its lower rim, to which