According to the history the high-priesthood did not invariably follow the line of Eleazar.
Zadok's descendants sole incumbents of the high-priesthood, 160.
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.
He would bear a respectable part when, on his accession to the high-priesthood, he became one of the councilors of the monarch.
The opening scene, under the high-priesthood of Eli, is sad and painful.
And how are these sins to be put away, seeing that the temple, the high-priesthood, and the sacrifices no longer exist?
Thus arose a civil war through the ambition of two men, who both sought the high-priesthood as a road to power.
As the high-priesthood became a hereditary office it acquired quite a royal distinction.
The high-priesthood of this order in Greece was continued in one family, the Eumolpid, for ages.