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Aaron
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I. Old Testament - II. Early Judaism

I. Old Testament

The origin of the name is uncertain. In the Old Testament Aaron is the brother of Mose and his spokesman (Exod 4:14f.). He was reputed to be a “Levite” (priest; Exod 4:14), and the traveling companion and deputy of Moses (Exod 7:1–7), a miracle-worker (Exod 8:1f.), a charismatic leader (Exod 17:10–12; 24:14) and the progenitor of the legitimate, Levitical-Aaronic priesthood of Israel (Exod 28f.; Lev 8–1…

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Schaper, Joachim and Jacobs, Martin, “Aaron”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00007>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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