A term equivalent to “sons of Aaron” (Lev 1:7) or “house of Aaron” (Ps 115:10), indicating the postexilic view that the whole priesthood was descended from Aaron. It was divided into twenty-four families, each serving in the Temple for a week, sixteen claiming descent from Aaron’s elder son, Eleazer, and eight from his younger son, Ithamar (1Chr 24:1-19). Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, was a member of such a division of priests (Luke 1:5; Luke 8:1-9:5).
7The sons of the priest Aaron shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.
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