Aaron
(228 words)

[German version]

Post-Biblical traditions of A. are designed to idealize this figure, who appears ambivalent in the Biblical tradition (e.g. the Golden Calf episode), against a background of disputes starting with  Menelaus over the office of High Priest, which had abandoned hereditary succession, and thus affirming that A. (and his successors) were worthy of the office. The  Qumran community, which broke with the Jerusalem community of worship in protest over the progressive desacralization of the office under the Maccabees, even awaited Aaron as the…

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück), “Aaron”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e100110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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