Table of Contents
The Temple: Its Ministry and Services
The Officiating Priesthood
--Priests 'obedient to the faith'
The Number of Priests
--Those who were prevented from going up in their course prayed and fasted in their synagogues
Symbolism of the Priesthood/Mediation
--The institution of the priesthood--The two ideas of
The Twenty-four Courses
--Arrangement of the priests into twenty-four courses
The Courses After the Captivity
--How their number was made up after the return from Babylon--Arrangement of the Levites into twenty-four courses
In the Temple of Herod
Duties of Priests and Levites
The Week's Service
--The Sabbath law in the Temple--Arrangement of the courses on duty
These Functions Not Sacerdotal
--The law opposed to all priestly pretensions--'Learned' and 'unlettered priests'
Training of Priests
--Value attached to learning
--The high-priests--Their succession
Disqualifications for the Priesthood
--Age and qualifications for the priestly office
--High-priests 'by anointing' and high-priests 'by investiture'
The Dress of the High-priest
Allusions to the Dress in the New Testament
The Breast-plate/Mitre/Phylacteries/The Ziz
--Were phylacteries at the time of Christ universally worn?
The Fourteen Officers
--The various officials among the priesthood--The 'elders of the priests' or 'honourable councillors'
Sources of Support for the Priests
--The twenty-four sources whence the support of the priesthood was derived.