Buk'ki (Heb. Bukki', בֻּקַּי, waster, otherwise a contracted form of Bukkiah), the name of two men.

1. (Sept. Βοκκί v.. r. Βακχίρ.) Son of Jogli and "prince" of the tribe of Dan, appointed by Moses as one of the commissioners to partition the land of Palestine (Nu 34:22). B.C. 1618.

2. (Sept. Βωκαί v. r. Βοκκί.) Son of Abishua and father of Uzzi, being great-great-grandson of Aaron (1Ch 6:5,51). B.C. cir. 1450. Compare the genealogy of Ezra (7. 4, Sept. Βοκκί) and the apocryphal Boccas (1 Esdras 8:2) or Borith (2 Esdras 1:2). Epiphanius, in his list of the ancestors of Jehoiada, whom he fancifully supposes to be brother of Elijah the Tishbite, omits both Bukki and Abishua (Advers. Melchizedec, 3). Josephus (Ant. 8, 1, 3) expressly says that all of Aaron's line between Joseph (Abishua) the high-priest, and Zadok, who was made high-priest in the reign of David, were private persons (ἰδιωτεύσαντες), i.e. not high- priests, and mentions by name "Bukki (Βοκκίας), the son of Joseph the high-priest, as the first of those who lived a private life, while the pontifical dignity was in the house of Ithamar. But elsewhere (Ant. v. 11, 5) he says as expressly that Abishua (there called Abiezer), having received the high- priesthood from his father Phinehas, transmitted it to his own son Bukki (Βουκί), who was succeeded by Uzzi, after whom it passed to Eli. We may conclude therefore that Josephus had no more means of knowing for certain who were high-priests between Phinehas and Eli than we have, and may adopt the opinion that those named in the scriptural lists are given as making up the succession during this interval. For an account of the absurd fancies of the Jews, and the statements of Christian writers relative to the succession of the high-priests at this period, see Selden, De Success. in Pontiff. Hebr.; Hervey, Genealog. of our Lord, ch. 10. SEE HIGH- PRIEST.

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