Talk:Aaronic priesthood (Latter Day Saints)

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Change a Redirect[edit]

I believe that Levitical Priesthood should be a page of it's own, describing the Levites according to what the Tanakh, Rabbinical Traditions, and other historical sources say, rather than redirecting to this page.--Josiah 00:15, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

If there are no objections, I will make a page out of Levitical Priesthood, or redirect it to a page that talks about the jobs that the Levites carried out.--Josiah 22:04, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I was uncomfortable with the section title "Aaronic priesthood in Protestant Xanity" as it implies that it has some sort of role, which it does not. I think this new title is more accurate, and the section is at least more concise.Rose bartram

Bibleical Aaronic priesthood, LDS Aaronic priesthood[edit]

There needs to be a page where the Biblical Aaronic priesthood is the subject. There the understanding of it can be expressed though the Old Testament Law, their deities, rights, conditions and so forth be the subject of the page.

This LDS “priesthood” which is in contradiction to the Old Testament Law, should have it’s own page where they may do what they wish.(talk) 20:53, 3 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can't believe no one has done anything about this. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:02, 17 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Significance of the Aaronic priesthood in mainstream Christianity

The Jewish priesthood of the Temple period is, for most Christians, primarily of historical interest. In the book of Exodus, God ordained Aaron and his sons Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar to be priests for the Lord. According to the Law, only descendants of Aaron, or Aaronites, could be priests. The priest's role was to intercede before God on behalf of the nation of Israel. Within many Christian traditions and beliefs, the new covenant established by Jesus, and later the destruction of the temple, brought this period to an end.

The priesthood also has been invested with metaphorical significance in Christianity. Jesus is considered to be the culmination of the High Priesthood. The Jewish priesthood has therefore been seen as a type for the priesthood of Christ, as the Jewish sacrifice was of Christ's sacrifice. By his sacrifice as Priest he reconciles God to men, fulfilling the old law. Cross, F.L. (1974). The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1122–1123. ISBN 0-19-211545-6. {{cite book}}: Unknown parameter |coauthor= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

 In ictu oculi (talk) 14:02, 17 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Proposed merge with Deacon (Latter Day Saints)[edit]

Proposed merge with Teacher (Latter Day Saints)[edit]

Deacon and Teacher are short, poorly-sourced articles, and unlikely to be much more than that. Since they are two degrees of the Aaronic preisthood, which isn't particularly long either, a merge seems appropriate. pbp 20:26, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Presiding Bishop as an office of the Aaronic priesthood[edit]

@Jgstokes: Do you have a reliable source that says Presiding Bishop is an "office" of the Aaronic priesthood? Otherwise, having those items on the page would not follow WP:RS. Presiding Bishop could instead be considered a leadership calling. (The same goes for several instances on the Presiding Bishop (LDS Church) and Presiding bishop pages, another on Bishop (Latter Day Saints), as well as calling the Presiding Bishopric a "quorum" on the Quorum (Latter Day Saints) page. These claims all lack reliable sources.) Altanner1991 (talk) 03:16, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have a couple of sources that might be helpful: this one describes the duties of the Presiding Bishopric, and this one goes into more detail about the worldwide role of the Presiding Bishopric. The first four or five paragraphs in the latter source may prove very illuminating. And pertinent scriptural verses (Doctrine and Covenants 107:15 & 68) provide additional insight. I'd also recommend the entry for "presiding bishop" in the Church's guide to the scriptures. Please feel free to post any additional questions here if none of that information is satisfactory. Thanks for your good-faith efforts on this issue. They are greatly appreciated. --Jgstokes (talk) 20:53, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes but we would need specific mentions of Presiding Bishop as another "office", and not just another leadership position, or it is original research (WP:OR). Altanner1991 (talk) 08:00, 19 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jgstokes: Are there explicit sources for the two points in question. Here are my thoughts on the two issues?
  1. Presiding Bishop as an "office" - I think the correct understanding would be this is a calling and not an office. There are offices that are also callings, eg patriarch and bishop, but there are also callings that are not, eg stake president and stake high councilor. I base this off of this page on the Church website that says that all members in the Presiding Bishopric hold the office of bishop.
  2. Presiding Bishopric as a quorum - both the previous link and this page describe the Presiding Bishopric as a council and not a quorum. The Church website appears to be fairly consist with identifying which groups are quorums. My guess is this is more akin to a presidency which, with the exception of the First Presidency, is not a quorum.
Thoughts? --FyzixFighter (talk) 17:46, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This page seems to contradict Jgstokes' edits: Altanner1991 (talk) 19:55, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]