from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a high priest: as, the high-priestly dignity.


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  • It was reported that Martha of the high-priestly family of Boethus was so pampered that she carpeted the whole distance from her house to the Temple gate because she wanted to see her husband Joshua b.

    Rich in Every Way

  • According to tradition there was great luxury in the Houses of the high-priestly families….

    Rich in Every Way

  • If it be further assumed that Annas and Caiaphas occupied different sides of the same high-priestly palace, the double examination reported by John would still be within hearing from the one court in which the faithless disciple was a fascinated witness of his Master's trial.

    The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

  • The leaders of the high-priestly party had been killed by the Zealots, but their followers remained to hamper the defense of the city.


  • Even those who had been the most determined Romanizers, such as the high-priestly circle, were induced, either by a belief in the chances of success or from a desire to protect themselves by a seeming adherence to the national cause, to throw in their lot with the war party.


  • He belonged to a priestly (not a high-priestly) family of Anathoth, a small country town northeast of Jerusalem now called Anatâ; but he seems never to have performed priestly duties at the temple.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Gospels -- the high-priestly prayer in John, xvii, and the Passion according to St. John.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • By antagonizing the religious and national sentiments of his countrymen, he won favour at court, and though not of high-priestly stock, he was appointed high-priest by Lysias, the regent of Antiochus Eupator (162 B.C.); but the opposition to the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The commanding position of the former high-priest is attested also by the prominent place awarded to him in Acts, iv, 6; here Annas is introduced as "the High-Priest", whilst Joseph Caiaphas's name simply follows with those of the other members of the high-priestly race.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Six store-chambers she displayed daily to the women she had bidden as guests; aye, she did not even shrink from arraying herself in the high-priestly garments.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4


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