[b-hebrew] high priest on Yom Kippur -- no strings attached?

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Jul 20 09:06:25 EDT 2005


I thought it was in Tractate Yoma
but I can't seem to find it.
Liz Fried

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S?ren
> Holst
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] high priest on Yom Kippur --
no
> strings attached?
> 
> Aw, I seem to have contributed to keeping a
baseless
> tall story alive:
> 
> I did a bit of hunting about the internet, and
absolutely
> none of the people who pass on the
"rope-on-high-
> priests-ankle" story give sources. Some pretty
> knowledgeable people, on the other hand, go out
of
> their way to debunk it.
> 
> apologies for my gullibility
> Soren
> 
> > -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
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> hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] på vegne af
Søren
> Holst
> > Sendt:	19. juli 2005 19:44
> > Til:	b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Emne:	[b-hebrew] high priest Yom Kippur
> precautions
> >
> > Dear list members
> >
> > I seem to remember a tradition that the high
priest
> on Yom Kippur was to wear a rope around his
ankle,
> so he could be hauled out if he was to die in
the Holy
> of Holies.
> >
> > Am I right that this is fund in Josephus, but
NOT in
> rabbinic literature -- our am I mixing things
up?
> >
> > kol tuv
> > Soren
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