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JOSHUA (Jesus) BEN DAMNAI:

High priest about 62-63 C.E. He was appointed by King Agrippa II., after Anan, son of Anan, had been deposed (Josephus, "Ant." xx. 9, § 1). Joshua also was soon deposed by the king, and in his place Jesus (Joshua) b. Gamaliel (Gamla) received the high-priestly dignity. A strife ensued between the deposed and the new high priest; they insulted each other in the public streets and even threw stones at each other (ib. § 4), but Jesus b. Gamaliel remained the victor.

Bibliography:
  • Schürer, Gesch. des Jüdischen Volkes, 3d ed., i. 584, ii. 220.
G. S. Kr.
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