[b-hebrew] Inspiration

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Aug 3 18:08:12 EDT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Heard, Christopher" <Christopher.Heard at pepperdine.edu>

> If we follow the storyline of the books of Ezra-Nehemiah, wouldn't
> the high priest at that time be Eliashib (Neh 3:1, 20; 13:28)?
>

Yes, he was. Ezra never officiated as High Priest. However the whole purpose
of the genealogy in Ezra 7, certainly as it was understood by the Talmud, is
to show that he COULD have been, maybe even SHOULD have been, and that he
had the authority.

Yigal





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