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high priest

1. Judaism the priest of highest rank who alone was permitted to enter the holy of holies of the tabernacle and Temple
2. Mormon Church a priest of the order of Melchizedek priesthood
3. the head of a group or cult
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Yet, there is little doubt that the spiritual heirs of the Pharisees disputed the Maccabean claims to the High Priesthood and the monarchy--and were repelled by the cruel acts of Alexander Janneus during the civil war in Judea.
He also explores the related notions of Jesus' high priesthood and atonement work in Hebrews.
It speaks of the high priesthood of Jesus and the "royal priesthood" of the whole church - the priesthood of all believers, who are all representatives of Christ and his church.
When Kilmartin described Jesus' high priesthood in terms of his final human act of sending the Holy Spirit, he had in mind the "acceptable worship" that is nothing other than Jesus' life of faith that culminated on the cross.
They see themselves as the high priesthood, the sole keepers of the pure flame of what it is to be Irish.
Other manifestations of the involved character of Persian imperial rule were control of the local high priesthood and the presence of an imperial garrison in Jerusalem.
The development of the high priesthood during the pre-Hasmonean period; history, ideology, theology.
Apostolic ministry is priestly because it participates in the high priesthood of Christ.
Rome and Judea in transition; Hasmonean relations with the Roman Republic and the evolution of the high priesthood.