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Aaronites
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as the Aaronites. The descendants of Aaron the priest, who were expected to inherit the priesthood, according to the book of Exodus (e.g., Exod 28:4). According to the books of Joshua and Chronicles, the “sons of Aaron” were a distinct subgroup of the Levites (e.g., Josh 21:4, 10, 13; 1 Chr 6:54).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aaron, Sons of
Aaron, Sons of Also known as the Aaronites. The descendants of Aaron the priest, who were expected to inherit the priesthood, according to the book of Exodus (e.g., Exod 28:4). According to the books of Joshua and Chronicles, the “sons of Aaron” were a distinct subgroup of the Levites (e.g., Josh 21:4,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aaronites
Aaronites. Collective name for the priests who descended from Aaron through his sons Eleazar and Ithamar. The term is used twice in the kjv to refer to 3,700 men who supported David against Saul (1 Chr 12:27) and of whom Zadok later became leader (1 Chr 27:17). Both “house of Aaron” (1 Chr 12:27; Ps
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aaronites
Aaronites ârʹən-īts [Heb. le’aharôn—‘belonging to Aaron’]. A word used in the AV only, to translate the proper name Aaron in two instances where it denotes a family and not merely a person (1 Ch. 12:27; 27:17). It is equivalent to the phrases “sons of Aaron,” “house of Aaron,” frequently used
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aaronites
AARONITES* Collective name for the priests who descended from Aaron through his sons Eleazar and Ithamar. The term is used twice in the kjv to refer to the 3,700 men who supported David against Saul (1 Chr 12:27) and of whom Zadok later became leader (1 Chr 27:17). Both “house of Aaron” (Pss 115:10,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aaronite
AARONITE. A term descriptive of one whose descent was from Aaron, the founder of the priesthood and brother of Moses. In 1 Chr 12:27 the 3, 700 fighting men under Jehoiada who joined David at Hebron are so designated (translated in RSV as “of the house of Aaron”). The same Heb. phrase is translated “for
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aaronites
Aaronites [ârˊ ə nīts]. Another name for the male descendants of Aaron the high priest, who also were called by God to be priests (1 Chr. 12:27; 27:17; KJV, JB “for Aaron” [Heb. le˒aharōn,]; RSV, NIV, following the proposed emendation Heb. liḇnê ˒aharōn “for the sons of Aaron,” read
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aaronite
AAR´ONITE. Descendants of Aaron, and therefore priests, who to the number of 3,700 fighting men under Jehoiada joined David at Hebron (1 Chron. 12:27). Later we find that their leader was Zadok (27:17).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Aaronites
Aaronitesthe descendants of Aaron, and therefore priests. Jehoiada, the father of Benaiah, led 3,700 Aaronites as “fighting men” to the support of David at Hebron (1 Chr. 12:27). Eleazar (Num. 3:32), and at a later period Zadok (1 Chr. 27:17), was their chief.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Aaronites
AaronitesAaronites (airʹuh-nīts), 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aaronites
AARONITES [EHR un ites] — the descendants of Aaron and therefore a part of the priestly tribe of Levi. Led by Jehoida, 3,700 Aaronites fought with David against Saul after David was made king (1 Chr. 12:27).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AARONITES
AARONITES<ar’-on-its> ( לְאַהֲרוֹן‎ [le-’aharon], literally, “belonging to Aaron”): A word used in the King James Version, but not in the revised versions, to translate the proper name Aaron in two instances where it. denotes a family and not merely a person (1 Chronicles 12:27; 27:17). It is equivalent