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ELEAZAR

Eleven ;men bore this name in the Old Testament. The best known was a son of Aaron who became a Levite leader and succeeded his father as high priest under Moses and later Joshua (Numbers 3:32; Exodus 6:23). His most significant work possibly was the apportionment of land in Canaan to the Israelites (Joshua 14:1-2).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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