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Title: The High Priest in Chronicles
Subtitle: An Anomaly in a Detailed Description of the Temple Cult
Author(s): SCHWEITZER, Steven James
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 84    Issue: 3   Date: 2003   
Pages: 388-402
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.84.3.3194480

Abstract :
The high and chief priests mentioned in both the genealogy of 1Chr 6,1-15 and the narrative of Chronicles (Zadok and Hilkiah) are compared with priests mentioned only in the narrative (the Azariah under Uzziah, the Azariah under Hezekiah, and Jehoiada); the Amariah under Jehoshaphat, possibly Amariah II in 1 Chr 6,11, is treated separately. This article concludes: Chronicles has not enhanced the Zadokite high priests; the three priests not mentioned in the genealogy are presented with increased cultic roles which delineate some of their duties; leading priests in Chronicles operate within the cultic sphere while their precise ceremonial role is unclear.

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