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

7The sons of the priest Aaron shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.

Ps 115:10

10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield.

1Chr 24:1-19

Divisions of the Priests
1The divisions of the descendants of Aaron were these. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.2But Nadab and Abihu died ... View more

Luke 1:5

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. Hi ... View more

Luke 8:1-9:5

Some Women Accompany Jesus
1Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve wer ... View more

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