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HIEREI:

Term used to denote the priests() in the constitution of the Jewish community in Rome. Even so late as the fourth century of the common era they had a distinct position in the religious life of the community, and ranked higher than the archisynagogi, as may be seen from one of the novels of Justinian ("Codex Theodosianus," xvi. 8).

Bibliography:
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 143.
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