Great Priest

This title probably comes from the Hebrew expression for the high priest, hakkohen haggadol (Num. 35:25-32), which literally means “great priest.” The King James Version does not note the distinction, rather it uses the most common English title, High Priest.

Great Priest, a name of Jesus, pictured in the Greek text of Hebrews 10:21.

Great Priest, in the Greek text of Hebrews 10:21.

Great Priest in Greek:

Hiereus megas

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2409, 3173

Bible reference: Heb. 10:21 (not KJV)

Since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:21-22 NIV)

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