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Old Testament and The Patriarchs

What impact does Aaron of the Old Testament have on Moses? On Israel? Include a description of his character in this discussion.

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1. What impact does Aaron of the Old Testament have on Moses? On Israel? Include a description of his character in this discussion.

Some facts about Aaron

- the eldest son of Amram and Jochebed, a daughter of Levi (Ex 6:20). Some explain the name as meaning mountaineer, others mountain of strength, illuminator.

- He was born in Egypt three years before his brother Moses, and a number of years after his sister Miriam (Ex 2:1,4; Ex 7:7).

- He married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab of the house of Judah (Ex 6:23; 1 Chron 2:10), by whom he had four sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

- When the time for the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt drew nigh, he was sent by God (Ex 4:14,27-30) to meet his long-absent brother, that he might co-operate with him in all that they were required to do in bringing about the Exodus.

- He was to be the "mouth" or "prophet" of Moses, i.e., was to speak for him, because he was a man of a ready utterance (Ex 7:1,2,9,10,19).

- He was faithful to his trust, and stood by Moses in all his interviews with Pharaoh.

- When the ransomed tribes fought their first battle with Amalek in Rephidim, Moses stood on a hill overlooking the scene of the conflict with the rod of God in his outstretched hand. On this occasion he was attended by Aaron and Hur, his sister's husband, who held up his wearied hands till Joshua and the chosen warriors of Israel gained the victory (Ex 17:8-13).

- Afterwards, when encamped before Sinai, and when Moses at the command ...

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This solution explains how Aaron of the Old Testament impacts Moses and Israel, including a description of Aaron's character.

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