Eleazar (El´ee-ay´zuhr; Heb., “God has helped”)

The name of seven different people in the OT, the foremost being the third son of Aaron. He and his brothers became priests (Exod 29; Lev 8), and he later became high priest when Aaron died (Num 20:25-28). He served as high priest during the remaining years of Moses’s leadership and through Joshua’s tenure as leader. An Eleazar is also mentioned in the list of Joseph’s ancestors in Matt 1:15.

Exod 29

The Ordination of the Priests
1Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them, so that they may serve me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams ... View more

Lev 8

The Rites of Ordination
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Take Aaron and his sons with him, the vestments, the anointing oil, the bull of sin offering, the two ... View more

Num 20:25-28

25Take Aaron and his son Eleazar, and bring them up Mount Hor;26strip Aaron of his vestments, and put them on his son Eleazar. But Aaron shall be gathered to hi ... View more

Matt 1:15

15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,

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