Aaronites

Aaronites (Air´uh-nits)

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).

Lev 1:7

* Invalid citation format *

Ps 115:10

* Invalid citation format *

1Chr 24:1-19

* Invalid citation format *

Luke 1:5

* Invalid citation format *

Luke 8:1-9:5

* Invalid citation format *

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.