Aharon

Pronunciations

Aharon (ah-hah-ROHN) listen
Aaron (AIR-in) listen

Definitions

  • n. The Biblical older brother of Moses.

Example Sentences

  • "Indeed, the Midrash elaborates on the extensive efforts Aharon would make to establish peace and harmony among the Jewish people." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אַהֲרֹן

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Aaron

Notes

  • "Aaron was a leading figure in the Passover story and the Exodus from Egypt. He is generally thought to be the first high priest of the ancient Hebrews." (JPS)

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