- the condition or office of a high priest.
- high priests collectively.
Origin of high priesthood
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for high priesthood
Zadok's descendants sole incumbents of the high-priesthood, 160.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)
The high-priesthood of this order in Greece was continued in one family, the Eumolpid, for ages.The Round Towers of Ireland
Thus Jason stripped the high-priesthood of its sacred character and did what he could to stamp out Judaism.
The inference is that His high-priesthood has abolished the old covenant and ratified the new.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Thomas Charles Edwards
The opening scene, under the high-priesthood of Eli, is sad and painful.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel
W. G. Blaikie