Bukki

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Bukki (Hebrew: בֻּקִּיBuqqî, "proved") may have been an early High Priest of Israel. Another Bukki is mentioned in Numbers as a leader in the Tribe of Dan.

Bukki is mentioned in the books 1 Chronicles (6:4) and Ezra (7:4) as the son of the High Priest Abishua, a priest fifth in descent in the line of Eleazar. In the Apocrypha (2 Esdras 1:2), his name is listed as Borith and in 1 Esdras 8:2, he is called Boccas. According to Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews 5.10.5; 8.1.3) and other extrabiblical sources[citation needed], he succeeded his father as High Priest.

He is contemporarily identified with the Samaritan High Priest Bakhi.

Etymology[edit]

Personal name shortened from Bukkiah, meaning, “Yahweh proved”[1]

Numbers 34:22[edit]

". . . and the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli . . ."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bukki - Holman Bible Dictionary". StudyLight.org. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  2. ^ "Numbers 34:22 - TMB". Biblestudytools.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
Israelite religious titles
Preceded by
Abishua
High Priest of Israel Succeeded by
Uzzi