[b-hebrew] The cause of the transferral of Israel's high priesthoodfrom Eleazar?

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Sat Jul 17 02:59:33 EDT 2004

Chronicles "doctors" the genealogies. The Chronist makes Samuel a Levite,
instead of an Ephraimite as in 1 Samuel 1:1, because in his time, with the
Torah already out and operative, a non-Levite couldn't have assumed priestly
Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin W. Woodruff" <cierpke at prodigy.net>
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Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 4:18 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] The cause of the transferral of Israel's high
priesthoodfrom Eleazar?

> Friends at B-Hebrew:
> I was asked by one of my students why during the time
> of Eli was the high priestly line transferred from the
> descendents of Eleazar to the line of Ithamar, since
> it is obvious that the line of Eleazar continued to
> have descendents according to 1 Chronicles 6:3-8?
> Any thoughts?
> Kevin
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