high-priesthood love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office, dignity, or position of a high priest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or dignity of a high priest.


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  • Luke refers to the “high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas” as if they held joint office—indicating just how much control the father-in-law wielded Luke 3:2.

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • Truly who could have said that health was not disordered and a cure not required in the case of men who went up and down the camp, suing already for the consulship and office of praetor, while Spinther, Domitius, and Scipio made friends, raised factions, and quarrelled among themselves, who should succeed Caesar in the dignity of his high-priesthood, esteeming all as lightly, as if they were to engage only with

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Study the priesthood, the high-priesthood of Jesus Christ, both the first and second part of it.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Among the other scattered traits of manners, it will be remarked as singular, according to the ideas of the present day, that open piracy and robbery are neither spoken of as disreputable, nor as attaching any slur to those who exercised them; insomuch, that the notoriety of Thyamis, having been a chief of freebooters, is not regarded as any obstacle to his assumption of the high-priesthood.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Rivero uses the following language: "The monarchs of Peru, ... uniting the legislative and executive power, the supreme command in war, absolute sovereignty in peace, and a venerated high-priesthood in religious feasts, ... exercised the highest power ever known to man."

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • Those who think so might assert with equal right that the Christian revolt from Judaism was not necessary -- why did not the apostles reform the venerable high-priesthood of Zion?

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • Though they did not generally seek office, yet several of them were advanced to the high-priesthood.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • There was, properly speaking, but one high-priest of the Jews; yet the name of high-priest continued to be given to those who had been in that office, and especially when they still possessed some civil office after they had left the high-priesthood.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • Onias, moreover, was the rightful successor to the high-priesthood, and despairing of obtaining his dignity in Jerusalem, where the office had been given to the worthless Hellenist Alcimus, he conceived the idea of setting up a local centre of the Jewish religion in the country of his exile.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • In this wise, things went well under the high-priesthood of Simon the Just (310-291 B.C.), and that of his two brothers, Eleazar II (291-276 B.C.) and Manasses (276-250 B.C.).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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