DescriptionBeginning late in the Old Testament period and continuing for the next six hundred years, the Jewish high priests were often the most important members of Jewish society. They not only possessed religious authority but also exercised political control. This book gathers and assesses the surviving evidence about each of the fifty-one men who served as high priest from about 515 BCE until approximately 70 CE when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.
Augsburg Fortress Publishing
October 01, 2004
6.4 X 1.6 X 9.3 inches | 2.29 pounds
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About the Author
James VanderKam is John A. O'Brien professors at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Enoch: A Man for All Generations (2008).