Document Type

Working Paper

Date

11-19-2016

Embargo Period

3-28-2017

Keywords

Hebrew Bible, priests, genealogies

Language

English

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Religion | Rhetoric

Description/Abstract

A comparison of Cross’s reconstruction of the Oniad high priestly line with his Mushite theory lays the basis for re-evaluating historical scholarships’ interest in ancient Jewish priestly families. In the religious politics of the Second Temple period, the Aaronide priestly dynasties were the Mushite priesthood. Differentiating priestly families earlier in Israel’s history raises questions about methodology and purpose as well as evidence.

Additional Information

Paper read to the Priests and Levites Section of the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, TX, November 19, 2016.

Title in Program: “Moses and Aaron: Genealogy and Priesthood”

Source

local input

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