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Brother of Moses, Jewish chief priest


  • Arabic: هارون بن عمران = Hārūn b. ʿImrān 1
  • Arabic: هارون = Hārūn 2
  • Latin: Aaron 3
  • Syriac: ܐܗܪܘܢ = ʾHRWΝ 4


  • Male

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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993
Events mentioned by Burchard of Mount Sion3 c.1280c.128414th C1864
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian4 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (4) 48 [Arabic].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 272, 432 [Arabic].
    • Aaron: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 260, 443 [English].
  • 3Aaron: Burchard of Mount Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), prol. 2. [Latin].
  • 4Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 25 [Syriac].
    • Aaron: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 50, 90 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Aaron” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/person/12052.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; gender assignment, matching, and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor; and matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Jessica Mutter: matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan and matching from Michael's chronicle
  • Margaret Gaida: matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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