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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

High Priest

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The chief priest of the Jews, whose special duties were to officiate on the Day of Atonement, preside over the court of judgment, and consult the Divine oracle; his office was usually for life. It is a title of Christ in the New Testament: "a merciful and faithful high priest before God" (Hebrews 2). See also: chief priest.

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Entry for 'High Priest'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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