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High priest. The chief priest (Heb., kohen gadol) of the Jerusalem Temple. By the end of the second Temple period, when the land was under Roman rule, the high priest was often considered merely an arm of the secular administration and was under constant criticism from the Pharisees and Zealots. Once the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE the office lapsed.

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high priest • n. a chief priest of a non-Christian religion, in particular: ∎  the chief priest of the historic Jewish religion. ∎  the head of a religious cult or similar group. ∎ fig. a chief advocate of a belief or practice: the high priest of the drug culture.

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"high priest." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved June 27, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/high-priest