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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Aaron

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Son of Amram, and the elder brother of Moses. He was of the tribe of Levi. (Exodus 6:19-20.) His name is derived from Har, a Mountain: and consequently signifies somewhat great and lofty. And when we consider, to what an high honour Aaron was called; to be the type of Him, who, in the everlasting nature of his office, was, and is, JEHOVAH'S High Priest; both the altar, and the offering, the sacrifice, and the sacrificer, through whom alone, all offerings must be presented: surely, none taken from among men, could be more great and lofty in office than Aaron. The history of Aaron, incorporated as it is with that of Moses, fills a large part in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. But the great eminency of his character is formed from his becoming so illustrious a type of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every thing in his priestly office ministered to this one point. Indeed the whole law, and consequently the priesthood, became "a shadow of good things to come; but the body, which formed that shadow, was Christ." (Colossians 2:17; Leviticus 16:2; Numbers 16:46-47.)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Aaron'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/a/aaron.html. London. 1828.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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