Aaron was the son of Amram and Jochebed and the elder brother of Moses and Miriam. The Aaron Bible story begins when he was appointed by Jehovah to be the interpreter of his brother Moses who was "slow of speech." Accordingly Aaron, a Levite, not only communicated with the Israelites and with Pharaoh, but also worked most of the miracles of the Exodus.
On the way to Mount Sinai, during the battle with Amalek, Aaron with Hur held up the weary hands of Moses, when they were lifted up for the victory of Israel. Aaron is mentiond as dependent upon his brother and deriving all his authority from him. On Moses' departure into Sinai, Aaron is left to guide the people, but he fails from a weak inability to withstand the demand of the people for visible gods. He repented of his sin, and Moses gained foregiveness for him. Aaron was consecrated by Moses to the new office of high priesthood, and from this time the Aaron Bible story is almost entirely that of the priesthood.
Aaron's two elder sons, Nadab and Abihu, had been chosen for the priesthood apparently only becasue they were his sons. They were in no way specially adapted for the service; in fact, they were negligent. Instead of studying, as Aaron did, to obey exactly the directions God had given Moses for each ceremonial, they carried censers of coals into the sanctuary, " and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commnanded them not." Instantly there flashed forth a flame from the ark, and the heedless young men fell dead.
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