Tomb of Aaron

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Aaron's tomb on Jabal Hārūn in Petra, Jordan
Aaron's tomb on Jabal Hārūn in Petra, Jordan

The Tomb of Aaron is the name of the supposed burial-place of Aaron, the brother of Moses. There are two traditional locations of the site, Mount Hor, with one at a location near Petra in Jordan.[1]


The biblical Book of Numbers states that Aaron died and was buried on Mount Hor.[2] Mount Hor is located near Mount Sinai in the Sinai.[3] Others traditions state that Aaron, known as Harun in Arabic, died and was buried on Jabal Harun, or Aaron's Mountain, near Petra in Jordan. A mosque was built at the Jordanian location in the 14th century.[4][5]


  1. ^ Levi, Gerson. Aaron's Tomb. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  2. ^ Numbers 20:22-28
  3. ^ McCurdy, Frederic; Kaufmann Kohler. Aaron. Retrieved 2008-07-12.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  4. ^ "Aaron's Tomb, Petra". Atlas Travel and Tourist Agency. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Tomb of Aaron". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 

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