Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Family of Aaron +of JUDAH and Elisheba + of JUDAH

 

Family of Aaron +of JUDAH and Elisheba + of JUDAH

Husband:Aaron +of JUDAH (1540- )
Wife:Elisheba + of JUDAH (1535- )
Children:Abihu (1525-1490)
Ithamar (1515- )
Eleazer + (1495- )
Nadab (1490- )

Husband: Aaron +of JUDAH

Name:Aaron +of JUDAH
Sex:Male
Father:Amran +of JUDAH (1580- )
Mother:Jochabed + of JUDAH (1575- )
Birth1540 B.C.
OccupationHigh Priest of Judea
TitleHigh Priest of Judea

Wife: Elisheba + of JUDAH

Name:Elisheba + of JUDAH
Sex:Female
Father:Aminadab of JUDAH (1500- )
Mother:-
Birth1535 B.C.

Child 1: Abihu

Name:Abihu
Sex:Male
Birth1525 B.C.
Death26 May 1490 B.C. (age 34-35)1
Cause: consumed by fire ordered by the Lord
And Nadab and Abihu, the asons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered bstrange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.

2And there went out afire from the Lord, and bdevoured them, and they cdied before the Lord.

Child 2: Ithamar

Name:Ithamar
Sex:Male
Birth1515 B.C.

Child 3: Eleazer +

Name:Eleazer +2
Sex:Male
Spouse:OF JUDAH (1490- )
Birth1495 B.C.
OccupationHigh Priest of Judea
TitleHigh Priest of Judea

Child 4: Nadab

Name:Nadab
Sex:Male
Birth1490 B.C.
Death
Cause: consumed by fire sent by the Lord
And Nadab and Abihu, the asons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered bstrange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.

2And there went out afire from the Lord, and bdevoured them, and they cdied before the Lord.

Note on Husband: Aaron +of JUDAH

 

Note on Wife: Elisheba + of JUDAH

And Aaron took him Elisheba,.... The same name we pronounce Elizabeth; and of this name was the wife of Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:5, this woman Aaron took was

 

the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Naashon; a prince of the tribe of Judah, Numbers 7:12, her he took to wife; or married; for though intermarriages with the several tribes were not allowed, nor used in after times, that they might be kept distinct, and the inheritances also, yet the tribe of Levi often took wives of other tribes, because they had no inheritance, and were to have none in the land of Canaan, so that confusion in tribes and inheritance was not made hereby; and it is observable, that these marriages were frequently with the tribe of Judah, as signifying the union of the kingly and priestly offices in Christ, who sprung from the tribe of Judah:

 

and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar; the two first of these died by fire from heaven in their father's lifetime, for offering strange fire to the Lord, Leviticus 10:1. Eleazar succeeded his father in the priesthood, Numbers 20:26 and of the sons of Ithamar executing the priest's office, see 1 Chronicles 24:2.

 

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Background: Abt. 1490 BC

 

During their first year of wandering the children of Israel were commanded to build a tabernacle for the Lord. Aaron, the prophet Moses' spokesman and brother, and his four sons were washed, anointed, clothed, and consecrated to be priests in the tabernacle (Leviticus 8). From that time forth Aaron's posterity, also known as the Levites, were set apart from the other tribes of Israel and were the only ones to hold the priesthood authority. The Levites did not receive a land of inheritance like the other tribes did because the received the priesthood as their inheritance (Numbers 18:20).

 

Facts about her:

 

The name "Elizabeth" is derived from her name. Elisheba is a Hebrew name meaning "God's oath" or "God is her oath." source

She was from the tribe of Judah and was the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Naashon (Exodus 6:23);

She married Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 6:23);

By marrying Aaron she united the tribe of Judah with the tribe of Levi, becoming not only a direct ancestress of Jesus Christ but also of John the Baptist;

She was the mother of four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar (Exodus 6:23) and several daughters whose names we don't know (Leviticus 10:14; Numbers 18:11, 19);

Her husband and sons were washed, anointed, and dressed to become priests and serve God in the tabernacle (Leviticus 8). Moses also consecrated them by taking the blood of the offering and "put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet... and sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about"(Leviticus 8:24);

 

Two of her sons, Nadab and Abihu offered "strange fire" to the Lord when they weren't commanded to. Because they misused their priesthood authority the Lord devoured them by fire (Leviticus 10: 1-2);

 

Her other two sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, were faithful their whole lives and were priests among the children of Israel. Shortly before Aaron died Moses passed the garments of the High Priesthood on to Eleazar, who acted as High Priest in the tabernacle until after the children of Israel crossed over the river Jordan (Numbers 20: 25-29);

 

She and her daughters partook of the holy offerings, the wave breast and the heave shoulder, just like her priestly husband and sons did (Leviticus 10:14; Numbers 18:11, 19);

 

She was the "mother" of the entire Levitical Priesthood3

Sources

1"Bible". Leviticus 10:1-2.
2Ibid. Exodus 6:23.
3"Women in the Scriptures" (http://womeninthescriptures.blogspot.com/2010/02/elisheba-and-daughters-of-aaron.html).

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