Aaron (Air´uhn)

The brother of Moses and Miriam. In the books of Exodus and Numbers, he appears as Moses’s helper and joint leader in the events of the exodus and is depicted as a prophet (Exod 7:1), particularly in the sense of one who announces the divine will (Exod 4:16; Exod 16:9; Num 14:26-28). He is also depicted as the ancestor of the Aaronite priesthood that would finally emerge at Jerusalem after the exile (Exod 28:1; Num 6:22-27; Num 8:1-7).

Exod 7:1

1The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.

Exod 4:16

16He indeed shall speak for you to the people; he shall serve as a mouth for you, and you shall serve as God for him.

Exod 16:9

9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’ ”

Num 14:26-28

An Attempted Invasion is Repulsed
26And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying:27How long shall this wicked congregation complain against me? I have heard ... View more

Exod 28:1

Vestments for the Priesthood
1Then bring near to you your brother Aaron, and his sons with him, from among the Israelites, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaro ... View more

Num 6:22-27

The Priestly Benediction
22The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:23Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the Israelites: You shall say to them,24T ... View more

Num 8:1-7

The Seven Lamps
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to Aaron and say to him: When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lam ... View more

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