Re: Throne of the high priest
It is what it is.
Originally Posted by Aaron01
Then why did you say "but your opinion that he was simply a temple functionary is to undermine his role within Judaism, according to basically every Jewish source I have read."?
I've read the Talmud I know the quote,
Not during the second temple era, and not when he was an ignoramus. Or a Roman toady. Or both, as many sadly were.
and I also know about how he received divine oracles from God, but apparently you don't think that is very important.
Doesn't God also discuss kings in Deuteronomy?
Yes it does, God tells Moses to appoint Joshua as the first judge and Aaron as the first high priest, he also warns the Israelites in 1Samuel about appointing a king but they do it anyway.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."