Saint Aaron the Patriarch

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 CommonsMemorial


Great-grandson of Levi, son of Jacob, brother of Moses. Spokesman to Pharoah for Moses. One of the leaders of the people Israel in the desert. Caused the casting of the golden calf which the Israelites worshiped in the wilderness (Exodus 32). The rod of Aaron blossomed as a sign that he had been chosen by God to be first high priest of the Old Law. Not allowed to enter the Promised Land.


  • on Mount Hor



  • man with a rod in flower, a censer and a Jewish mitre

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aaron the Patriarch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 July 2019. Web. 24 September 2021. <>