Bukki may have been an early High Priest of Israel.
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, he succeeded his father as High Priest.
Personal name shortened from Bukkiah, meaning, “Yahweh proved”
And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.
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