Levite

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a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)

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Its common themes include the preference for the solar calendar, an emphasis on levitical priesthood traced back to some of the righteous ancestors, and the extension of temple purity to everyday life.
Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood -- for the people received the law under this priesthood -- what further need would there have been to speak of another priest arising according to the order of Melchizedek, rather than one according to the order of Aaron?
Following the interpretation in Hebrews, they believed that the priesthood of Jesus replaced the Levitical priesthood, appropriating and exemplifying the Melchizedekan priesthood.