3. Priests and Levites in the Hebrew Bible

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Stephen A. Geller

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch3

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

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How to Cite

Geller, S. A. (2012) Priests and Levites in the Hebrew Bible, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • priests and Levites, in the Hebrew Bible;
  • Israelites, a professional, of hereditary priesthood;
  • actual, non-priestly Levi tribes;
  • shift and Levi, secular to guardians of Yahwism;
  • Tetrateuch, five major types of sacrifice;
  • Deuteronomy, a kind of “second instruction”;
  • Tetrateuch or Deuteronomy, priesthood role;
  • Hebrew Bible, the Prophets and the writings;
  • Josianic reform and the Exile;
  • Zadokite line of Aaronides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Terms

  • The Pentateuch

  • Prophets and Writings

  • Historical Reconstruction

  • Reference