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Aaron: The Older Brother of Moses and The First High Priest of Israel

Aaron: The Older Brother of Moses and The First High Priest of Israel

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The story of Aaron's journey from slave to voice of God and the first high priest of Israel is probably one of the strangest series of events in the Bible. When scripture introduces an important person, there is usually some kind of back story. While there are a few exceptions to these brief back stories, Aaron is the one that stands out the most. When Was Aaron Born? Aaron, Miriam, and Moses were the children of Amram and Jochebed. When Aaron age is first mentioned in scripture, we're told that he was 83 years old. "And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh." - Exodus 7:7 Aaron being three years older than Moses means that he was born three years prior to or just as the Hebrews being put under bondage...