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Oct 21 2010
1 Aaron, during the Exodus from Egypt 1813
2 Joseph Caiaphas 18-36 Son-in-law of the high priest Ananas or Annas, 542
3 Eleazar, son of Aaron 198
4 Phinehas, son of Eleazar 176
5 Ananus ben Seth 6-15 150
6 Abiathar, son of Ahimelech, High Priest during the reign of King David and the early years of Solomon, deposed (1 Ki 2:2-4). 5th Generation descendant of Eli; Deposed from office of High Priest which went to the house of Zadok after the Holy Spirit deserted Abiathar and without which the Urim and Thummin could not be consulted {Jewish Encyclopedia}; the other part of the Curse on the House of Eli - that the priesthood would pass out of his descendants - was fulfilled when Abiathar was deposed from the office of High Priest. 96
7 Azariah, son of Ahimaaz (during Solomon's reign — 1 Ki 4:2) 89
8 Zadok, son of Ahitub (son of Amariah, son of Meraioth, son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi — 1 Chr 6:6-8) of the line of Eleazar, High Priest during the reign of King Solomon and the construction of the First Temple 77
9 Uzzi, son of Bukki 74
10 Hilkiah, son of Shallum (c. 622 — 2 Ki 22:4) 66
11 Elioneus ben Simon Cantatheras 43-44 (Sadducee) 52
12 Alcimus 162-159 BC 42
13 Ahijah, son of Ahitub 39
14 Menelaus 172-162 BC 39
15 Ananus ben Ananus 63 38
16 Ahimelech, son of Ahitub, High Priest during the reign of King Saul; killed at Nob by Doeg; part of the curse on the House of Eli - that none of Eli's male descendants would live to old age - was fulfilled with the death of Ahimelech. 28
17 Jehoiada, son of Jehosaphat (c. 842 - 820 BC — 2 Ki 11:4) 26
18 Phannias ben Samuel 67-70 23
19 Shallum, son of Zadok, son (or probably grandson) of Ahitub, son of Amariah, son of Azariah III (c. 630—1 Chr 6:12, 2 Chr 34:22) 23
20 Simon I, son of Onias, ca. 280-260 BC 20
21 Onias IV, son of Onias III, fled to Egypt and built a Jewish Temple at Leontopolis (closed in AD 66) 17
22 Mattathias ben Theophilus 65-66 16
23 Ahimaaz, son of Zadok, High Priest during the reign of King Solomon 15
24 Ahitub, son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli 15
25 Joseph Cabi ben Simon 62-63 14
26 Theophilus ben Ananus 37-41 14
27 Jaddua, son of Johanan, ca. 371-320 BC, during the reign of Alexander the Great. Some have identified him as Simeon the Just. 9
28 Eliashib, son of Joiakim, ca. 470-433 BC 8
29 Ishmael ben Fabus 56-62 (restored?) 7
30 Johanan, son of Joiada, ca. 410-371 BC 6
31 Simon II, son of Onias, 218-185 BC 6
32 Manasseh, son of Jaddua, ca. 245-240 BC 6
33 Abishua, son of Phineas 6
34 Jehoshaphat, son of Jehoiarib 6
35 Matthias ben Ananus 43 5
36 Joshua ben Sie 3 BC - ? 5
37 Eleazar, son of Onias, ca. 260-245 BC 5
38 Jonathan ben Ananus 44 (restored) 5
39 Jonathan 52-56 5
40 Joiada, son of Eliashib, ca. 433-410 BC {A son married a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite for which he was driven out of the Temple by Nehemiah} < 5
41 Azariah III, son of Johanan, son of Azariah II (c. 715 BC — 1 Chr 6:9, 2 Chr 31:10) < 5
42 Zedekiah, son of Pediah < 5
43 Onias III, son of Simon, 185-175 BC, murdered 170 BC < 5
44 Azariah II, son of Zedekiah (c. 750 BC — 2 Chr 26:17; seemingly conflated with Azariah I in 1 Chr 6:6-8) < 5
45 Onias II, son of Simon, ca. 240-218 BC < 5
46 Josephus ben Camydus 44-46 < 5
47 Joshua ben Damneus 63 < 5
48 Ananias ben Nebedeus 46-52 < 5
49 Joshua ben Fabus 30-23 BC < 5
50 Joash, son of Azariah < 5
51 Urijah, son of Jotham (c. 732 BC — 2 Ki 16:10; cf. Isaiah 8:2) < 5
52 Jason, son of Simon 175-172 BC < 5
53 Matthias ben Theophilus 5-4 BC < 5
54 Jehoiarib, son of Joash (1 Chr 9:10) < 5
55 Onias I, son of Jaddua, ca. 320-280 BC < 5
56 Azariah IV, son of Hilkiah (1 Chr 6:13) < 5
57 Bukki, son of Abishua-ancestor of Ezra < 5
58 Ananelus (restored) 36-30 BC < 5
59 Aristobulus III 36 BC-last of the Hasmoneans; paternal grandson of Aristobulus II and brother of Herord's wife Mariamne (second wife of Herod). < 5
60 Hoshaiah, son of Azariah < 5
61 Joshua, son of Jehozadak, ca. 515-490 BC, after the restoration of the Temple < 5
62 Eleazar ben Ananus 16-17 < 5
63 Joshua ben Gamaliel 63-64-his wife Martha belonged to family of Boethus (Sadducee) < 5
64 Pediah, son of Jehoiada < 5
65 Joiakim, son of Joshua, ca. 490-470 BC < 5
66 Jotham, son of Azariah < 5
67 Seriah, son of Azariah IV (2 Ki 25:18) < 5
68 Eli, descendant of Itamar, son of Aaron < 5
69 Simon ben Camithus 17-18 < 5

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