High Priest (Judaism)

High Priest (Judaism)

The High Priest (Heb. כהן גדול kohen gadol) was the chief religious official of Israelite religion and of classical Judaism from the rise of the Israelite nation until the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. The high priests belonged to the Jewish priestly families that trace their paternal line back to Aaron, the first high priest and elder brother of Moses.

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High Priest (Judaism) - Connection With Sanhedrin
... The highpriest was the presiding officer of the Sanhedrin. 9, § 1 ), as well as the fact that in the post-Maccabean period the highpriest was looked upon as exercising in all things, political, legal, and sacerdotal, the. 22–28, according to whom the "Nasi" was the highpriest, while the "Av Beth Din" was a Pharisaic tanna) ...

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