673 “It” has no clear antecedent, a possible indication that Josephus has included only excerpts from his source. The continuous devotion of the priests is also emphasized by Hecataeus (
apud Diodorus 40.3.7) and
Let. Aris. 92-95; cf. the “perpetual” (i.e., daily) sacrifices of Exod 28:39-42; Num 28:3-8. There is some tension between this statement and Josephus’ image of priests arriving in the morning at 2.105.