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Traditional Roots Of The Eschatological Priesthood

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This chapter is a study of the traditional roots of the visions of eschatological priesthood and has two parts. In the first, representations of ideal priestly figures in several non-sectarian documents are brought to bear on sectarian images of eschatological priesthood. The second part focuses on the accumulation of several non-sectarian documents at Qumran that appear to grant an elevated status to Levi and his descendants. It inquires whether this phenomenon might further illuminate the traditional roots of end-time priesthood in sectarian writings. In attempting to clarify the traditional roots of priestly messianism at Qumran, it is thus instructive to investigate the priestly magnetism of Aramaic Levi Document (ALD) and Jubilees. Ben Sira was a steadfast proponent of the Jerusalem temple establishment, who showed great concern and respect for the priesthood, especially the Zadokite high priesthood.

Keywords: Aramaic Levi Document (ALD); Ben Sira; eschatological priesthood; Jerusalem temple; Jubilees; non-sectarian document; Qumran; Zadokite high priesthood

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