Book of Saints – Aaron – 1 July

detail of an illustration of Aaron's Rod Budding as described in Numbers 17:8-10; from the 1728 Figures de la Bible, illustrated by Gerard Hoet and others, published by P. de Hondt in The Hague in 1728; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) High Priest of the Old Law. (July 1) (15th cent. B.C.) The great grandson of Levi, son of Jacob, and the first of the Jewish High Priests, to which office he was appointed by God Himself. He was the brother of Moses, the Hebrew Lawgiver, with whom he shared the leadership of the people of Israel. Like Moses, he never entered the land of Promise ; but died on Mount Hor, on the borders of Edom. He was succeeded by his son Eliezer (B.C. 1471) In art he is represented with a rod in flower, a censer and a Jewish mitre. The Book of Exodus contains all that we know concerning him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aaron”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2018. Web. 14 June 2021. <>