Kohen

כֹּהֵן “Priest” – plural, כֹּהֲנִים Kohanim. Both a senior member of the tribe of Levi and a descendant of Aaron. When the Temple stood, the Kohanim were in charge of holy worship, sacrifices, rituals and other communal ceremonial functions.

The word Kohen is often used as a collective term for the Jewish nation. See Levite.

Synonyms:
kohanim
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