The descendants of Aaron, and therefore priests. Jehoiada, the father of Benaiah, led 3,700 Aaronites as “fighting men” to the support of David at Hebron. (1 Para 12:27). Eleazar, and at a later period Zadok, was their chief. (Num. 3:32; 1 Para 27:17)

MLA Citation

  • “Aaronites”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2014. Web. 29 July 2021. <>