Son of Amram and Jochebed, of the tribe of Levi (Ex. 6:16–20); elder brother of Moses (Ex. 7:7). He was appointed by the Lord to assist Moses in bringing the children of Israel out of Egypt and to be his spokesman (Ex. 4:10–16, 27–31; 5:1–12:50). He was with Moses until the 40th year of the wanderings. At Sinai he was one of those who accompanied Moses up the mountain and saw the Lord (Ex. 19:24; 24:1, 9–11). When Moses and Joshua were called up into the mount to commune with God, Aaron and Hur were appointed judges during their absence (Ex. 24:14, 18); it was then that Aaron made the golden calf at the people’s request (Ex. 32:1–6, 21, 24, 35). On Mount Sinai Moses received directions about the appointment of Aaron and his four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, to a priesthood that is known as the Aaronic Priesthood (Ex. 28:1–4; 29; D&C 84:18, 26–27). On the completion of the tabernacle Moses consecrated them to their office (Lev. 8:9–13). Aaron died on Mount Hor at the age of 123 (Num. 20:22–29; 33:38–39). For additional items see Ex. 16:2–10, 33–34; 18:12.