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Aaron (âr´ən), in the Bible, the brother of Moses and his spokesman in Egypt, and the first high priest of the Hebrews. He is presented as the instrument of God in performing many signs, such as the turning of his rod into a serpent and causing the rod to bud, blossom, and bear almonds. Nevertheless, he made the golden calf and took part in the worship of it. His descendants were priests. The phrase "house of Aaron" became a collective term for the priestly caste in Israel. The prestige of descent from him was emphasized especially after the exile.

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Aaron In the Old Testament, brother of Moses and the founder and first head of the Jewish priesthood. According to the book of Exodus, he led the Israelite tribe of Levi out of slavery in Egypt. Aaron cast a spell that brought ten plagues upon Egypt. He lapsed into idolatry and made a golden calf for the people to worship, but was later restored to divine favour.

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Aaron (c.13th cent. BCE). Elder brother of Moses. He was perceived in biblical literature as the archetypal priest and the founder of the hereditary priesthood (see AARONIDES).

In the Qurʾān, he appears as Hārūn, a prophet and helper to his brother Mūsā (Moses).

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Aaron in the Bible, the brother of Moses and traditional founder of the Jewish priesthood, the first anointed high priest. He was persuaded by the people to make an image of God in the form of a golden calf, thereby earning Moses' displeasure.

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