7413 priesthood, in OT
The institution of the priesthood or the particular body of people responsible for priestly duties.
The priesthood as an institution
It was distinct from the laity Nu 3:10
It was subject to the king’s authority 1Ki 2:27
The priesthood as the body of people responsible for priestly duties
The Zadokite priesthood Eze 40:46 The priestly line of Zadok lasted until 170
The Levitical priesthood Dt 17:9 The term “the priests, who are Levites” appears only in Deuteronomy. Some think it reflects a situation in which all Levites were priests. Not all passages support this view, however, and the phrase may simply distinguish the ministry of the Levitical priests from the priesthood of the king.
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