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Aaronic Priesthood


The Aaronic priesthood is the lesser of the two orders of priesthood recognized in the Latter Day Saint movement. The others are the Melchizedek priesthood and the rarely recognized Patriarchal priesthood. Unlike the Melchizedek priesthood, which is modeled after the authority of Jesus and the Twelve Apostles, or the Patriarchal priesthood, which is modeled after the authority of Abraham, the Aaronic priesthood is modeled after the priesthood of Aaron the Levite, the first high priest of the Hebrews, and his descendents. The Aaronic priesthood is thought to be a lesser or preparatory priesthood and an "appendage" of the more powerful Melchizedek priesthood.

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Google previewThe Third Thousand Years (101-)

From Abraham to David by W. Cleon Skousen

The Aaronic Priesthood is a functional appendage to the higher or Melchizedek Priesthood.69 In fact, the man who...

Google previewPriesthood Through the Scriptures (2016)

by Clinton Matthews

The Aaronic priesthood is an appendage to the Melchizedek and stands in subjection to the authority of the Melchizedek priesthood. This is brought out in the conflict between Moses and Korah, Numbers 16, where Korah wanted to take upon ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions (2010)

Revised and Updated Edition by Larry A. Nichols, George Mather, Alvin J. Schmidt

Aaronic Priesthood (MORMONISM). Mormons distinguish between the Aaronic priesthood and the .Melchizedek priesthood. Of the two ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)

by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

Aaronic Priesthood (Mormonism) (BX86U3.A2) * x Mormons and Mormonism — Aaronic Priesthood xx Priesthood, Universal Aba-Mbos * See Fingos Ababuas ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

had recognized the rights of the family of ONIAS, the priest first deposed by Antiochus Epiphanes, as legitimate heirs to the Aaronic priesthood. The family of Onias had gone to Egypt during the Maccabean ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

Children born into the Mormon faith are baptized at age eight, and boys enter the Aaronic priesthood at age twelve. Between the ages of fourteen and sixteen, they can become teachers, speak at church meetings, and participate in home ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers, Astrid B. Beck

Thus, the Aaronic priesthood apparently ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Judaism (2015)

by Norman Solomon

The Aaronic priesthood and the Mosaic sacrificial cult were preparatory steps to the real priesthood of the whole people, which began with the dispersion of the Jews, and to the sacrifices of sincere devotion and moral sanctification, which ...

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words (2009)

by Matthew S. DeMoss, J. Edward Miller

Aaronic priesthood The line of Israelite priests traced through Aaron's two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Angels (2004)

by Rosemary Guiley

They claimed that John the Baptist had conferred on them the Levitical, or Aaronic Priesthood. Conferred on “every worthy male member,” eventually starting with boys 12 years old, these offices provided the semblance of an egalitarian order ...

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