Aabed-El ben Asher ben Matzliach

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High Priest Aabed-El ben Asher ben Matzliach

Aabed-El ben Asher ben Matzliach (Samaritan Hebrew: ࠏࠢࠁࠝࠃࠀࠢࠋ ࠁࠣࠍ ࠀࠟࠔࠝࠓ ࠁࠣࠍ ࠌࠣࠑࠋࠪࠉࠇࠣ ʾĀbədʾēl ban ʾÅ̄šər ban Maṣlīyaʾ; born 1935 in Nablus) is the current Samaritan High Priest. He assumed office in April 19, 2013. According to Samaritan tradition, he is the 132nd high priest since Aaron and in accordance with Samaritan custom, upon his death, the office automatically transfers to the oldest surviving descendant of Ithamar. Aabed-El is married and has two sons and two daughters.[1] [2]


  1. ^ "High Priests of the Israelite Samaritans from 1624 CE to the Present Day". Israelite Samaritan Information Institute. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  2. ^ "The Samaritan Update" (PDF).
Preceded by
Aharon ben Ab-Chisda ben Yaacob
Samaritan High Priest
Succeeded by