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Caiaphas

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Despite his relatively small role in the Gospels, Caiaphas is frequently portrayed in film as Jesus' main enemy and the one who bears moral, if not legal responsibility for Jesus condemnation and ... More


High Priesthood According to the Priestly Writer

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Discusses the Priestly writer's presentation of the high priesthood, which is primarily embodied in the figure of Aaron. Treats the relevant material in three categories—legal, narrative, and ... More


Of Tanis and Thebes

Aidan Dodson

in Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Correlating rulers' names with Manetho; datelines and regnal years; significant figures (high priests or pontiffs; God's Wives) it has been suggested that at least some of the high priests of Amun of ... More


High Priesthood in the Books of Chronicles

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Discusses the presentation of the high priesthood in the Chronicler's post‐exilic version of the history of the monarchy, as compared with the Deuteronomistic History. The material on high (or chief) ... More


Hebrews on Christ's Priesthood

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets out what the Letter to the Hebrews means by calling Christ ‘high priest’ and ‘priest according to the order of Melchizedek’. This involves, above all, a ‘once‐and‐for‐all’ sacrifice ... More


Provincial Cults from Gaius to Domitian

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Completes the survey begun in the previous chapter by discussing the abortive attempt to establish a provincial imperial cult for Gaius (Caligula) at Miletus around 40 c.e.; changes in the ... More


The Letter of Aristeas between History and Myth

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the tradition of the seventy two (later seventy) translators brought to Alexandria from Jerusalem along with texts of the Torah. Tradition had it that King Ptolemy II ... More


Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Gerald O'Collins, SJ and Michael Keenan Jones

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In recent years many books have been published in the area of Christology (who is Jesus in himself?) and soteriology (what did he do as Saviour?). Several notable, ecumenical documents on Christian ... More


Pontifex Maximus

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The démarche that led to the surprise capture of the office of pontifex maximus (high priest) in 63 bc was one of Caesar's most successful. Thanks to his efforts, the pontificate had again become an ... More


Priesthood: Authority, Power, and the Mysteries of Godliness

Terryl L. Givens

in Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Smith bases the church on authority, which for him means priesthood and apostolic succession. He merges prophetic and ecclesiastical modes of authority based on the Book of Mormon. Principle of ... More


Sin in Hebrews, James, and 1 and 2 Peter

Jeffrey Siker

in Sin in the New Testament

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190465735
eISBN:
9780190465773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465735.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Hebrews presents Jesus as God’s perfect sinless savior, through whom forgiveness of sins may be obtained by those who maintain their steadfast faith and do not fall away amidst persecution and ... More


Exploring the Memory of Aaron in Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Period Yehud

Philippe Guillaume

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter outlines the figure of Aaron in the last centuries BCE to trace the interplay with the figure of Moses. Drawing on social memory, it shows that genealogy is central to the image of Aaron ... More


What Is Atonement?: Yom Kippur

David Greenstein

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0056
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter critiques the traditional reading of Yom Kippur during the annual Day of Atonement—a time of Divine forgiveness, purification, and reconciliation. This way of reading does not include ... More


Dressing Moses: Reading Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses Literally

Susanna Elm

in Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses is central to the conceptualization of a perfect Christian life. Especially the second part, theoria, where Gregory provides an extensive allegorical reading of the ... More


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