Death of Aaron, Numbers 20:22-29


Miriam had died earlier and now it was Aaron’s turn to die.

Aaron did not enter the land because he rebelled against God’s command at the waters of Meribah.

Eleazar the son of Aaron became the priest after Aaron died.

After Aaron had died Israel mourned for him thirty days.

Background Reading:

The Death of Aaron

20:22 They traveled from Kadesh, and then the entire community of the Israelis arrived at Mount Hor. 23 Then the LORD told Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, near the territory of Edom, 24 “Aaron is to be gathered to his people, since he is not to enter the land that I’m about to give the Israelis. After all, you both rebelled against my command at the Meribah Springs. 25 So take Aaron and his son Eleazar and ascend Mount Hor. 26 Remove Aaron’s vestments and place them on his son Eleazar, because Aaron is to be gathered to his people and die there.”

27 So Moses did just what the LORD had commanded. They ascended Mount Hor right in front of the entire community. 28 As Moses was stripping Aaron’s garments from him and clothing Aaron’s son Eleazar with them, Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Afterwards, Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. 29 When the entire community saw that Aaron had died, they mourned in memory of Aaron for 30 days.
Numbers 20:22-29

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