|ar'-on-its (belonging to Aaron)
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
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
Chronicles 12:27 ). Eleazar ( Numbers
3:32 ), and at a later period Zadok ( 1
Chronicles 27:17 ), was their chief.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Chronicles 12:27 ) priests of the family of Aaron.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ar'-on-its (le-'aharon, literally, "belonging to Aaron"):
A word used in the King James Version, but not in the revised versions, to translate
the proper name Aaron in two instances where it denotes a family and not merely
a person (1
Chronicles 12:27 ; 27:17).
It is equivalent to the phrases "sons of Aaron," "house of Aaron," frequently
used in the Old Testament. According to the books of Jos and Chronicles the "sons
of Aaron," were distinguished from the other Levites from the time of Joshua (e.g.
21:4 , 10
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