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.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Aaronites". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".