And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the chief officer of the house of God;
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George Leo Haydock
Azarias, or Sarai as, ibid. 11.
Mosollam, or Sellum, chap. vi. 12. (Calmet)
High is not expressed in Pontifex; and this Azarias was only (Haydock) one of the principal families; (Menochius; Du Hamel) perhaps the second in dignity; (4 Kings xxv. 18.) while Jesus was the successor of Aaron, 1 Esdras iii. 8. (Calmet)
Hebrew and Septuagint, "the ruler "(Haydock) or "captain of the guard of the house. "(Calmet)
They were styled pontiffs, or princes of the priests. (Tirinus)