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Quite possibly Kohanis were the priests of Thebes in the temple of Amen

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Submitted by Mahesh Lavannis (United States), Aug 28, 2009 at 14:57

Rather than of Hebrew descent, quite possibly Kohanis who were granted the priesthood in Jerusalem - were of priestly descent from Thebes in Egypt, which has a temple to Amen. Amen, who was considered the ONE God above all other God by Egyptians, probably was accepted by the Hebrews during the exodus - since he was so close to the kind of God that Abraham seek. Even today Jews say Amen after prayers.

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