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> From: Geoff Hudson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:37 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: orion-list Jeremiah's Eternal Priesthood, the Rechabim
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> 
> On page 999 of JBJ, note 22, Eisenman writes: '....followed 
> by the tradition
> in the Yalkut on Jer.35.12, that the grandsons of the 
> Rechabites served in
> the Temple and their daughters married the sons of the Priests.'
> 
> Perhaps someone would comment.
> 

Geoff,

Aside from the fact that the Yalkut is quite late, serving in the Temple and marrying 
the daughters of priests does not necessarily make them priests.

Check out the Anchor Bible Dictionary on the Rechabites with regard to the idea that 
they were smiths.  The article makes some interesting connections between the customs 
attributed to the Rechabites and the technological role that smiths would have played 
in the ancient world.

David Suter
Saint Martin's College
For private reply, e-mail to "Suter, David" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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