JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kohen Gadol #general


Jake Goldstein
 

In some Genealogy by DNA circles, the claim has been made that
"in Roman times the position of Kohen Gadol was for sale," and
furthermore, that a non-kohen may have purchased the position
at some point. Is anyone aware of any evidence for such
assertions? Could these claims be purely speculative; was there
in fact a period in our history when this _could_have_ happened?

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass., USA

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