[b-hebrew] 2 Samuel 8:18 “khmym”

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 16:29:52 EDT 2011

Another verse to consider is Isaiah 66:21, which makes a specific parallel
to the Aaronic priesthood and Levitical duties.

In reference to my original question, this appears to be a more restrictive
use of the term than in 2 Samuel 8:18.

Karl W. Randolph.

Ps: I see the reference to Potiphera priest of On merely as a historical
reference, neither positive nor negative.

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il> wrote:

> Melchizedek was not the only non-Israelite priest to be mentioned
> favorably. There are also Jethro, priest of Midian, and Potiphera priest of
> On. But all three are non-Israelite and pre-Sinai. In other words, either
> only Israelite priest must be Aaronide, but gentiles, if they are in fact
> priests of God, of course would not have to be, or non-Aaronides were okay
> so long as Aaron had not yet been consecrated, but once he was, only he and
> his descendants could be priests. Take your choice.
> Yigal Levin

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