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1829Re: Hegesippus's report on James the Just

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  • wglmp
    Dec 15, 2007
      --- In biblicalapologetics@yahoogroups.com, Dave Wave
      <empiricism101@...> wrote:
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      >
      > --- Paul Leonard <anotherpaul2001@...> wrote:
      >
      > > He couldnt be a High Priest. Only a direct
      > > descendant of Aaron could be and James was not such
      > > a descendant.He was of the tribe of Judah, not
      > > Levi.
      >
      > Fifth, the Jewish Encyclopedia disagrees with you. It
      > is NOT TRUE that the high-priest must have
      > demonstrable lineage from Levi/Aaron. Moses appears
      > to have required this, but this requirement had been
      > ignored before the time of Jesus:


      Since the requirement that the High Priest be a Levite, then if James
      really had served as High Priest, he was sinning by doing so. Even if
      the prohibition was being ignored by the time James "served," he was
      guilty and worthy of the death penalty.
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