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** Aaron **

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This article is about Aaron the Kohen. For other uses, see Aaron
(disambiguation).

Aaron or Haroon
Prophet, Priest
Honored in Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Feast September 4

In the Hebrew Bible and the Quran, *Aaron*
(/ˈɛərən/;^[1])^[note 1] was the older brother of Moses,
(Exodus 6:16-20, 7:7;^[2] Qur'an 28:34^[3]) and a prophet of God. He
represented the priestly functions of his tribe, becoming the first High
Priest of the Israelites. While Moses was receiving his education at the
Egyptian royal court, and during his exile among the Midianites, Aaron and
his sister Miriam remained with their kinsmen in the eastern border-land of
Egypt (Goshen). There, Aaron gained a name for eloquent and persuasive
speech, so that when the time came for the demand upon the Pharaoh to
release Israel from captivity, Aaron became his brother’s /nabi/, or
spokesman, to his own people (Exodus 7:1)^[4] and, after their
unwillingness to hear, to the Pharaoh himself (Exodus 7:9).^[5] Various
dates for his life have been proposed, ranging from approximately 1600 to
1200 BC. The Jewish Encyclopedia suggests two possible accounts of Aaron's
death. The principal one gives a detailed statement that soon after the
incident at Meribah, Aaron, with his son Eleazar and Moses, ascended Mount
Hor.^[6] There Moses stripped Aaron of his priestly garments and
transferred them to Eleazar.^[6] Aaron died on the summit of the mountain,
and the people mourned for him thirty days (Numbers 20:22-29; compare
33:38-39).^[6] The other account is found in Deuteronomy 10:6, where Moses
is reported as saying that Aaron died at Moserah and was buried there.^[6]
Aaron is also mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible.

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