In Numbers 20:25-29, God tells Moses, Aaron, and Eleazar to climb Mt. Hor, and then strip Aaron of his garments and give them to Eleazar, signifying that Eleazar is the new high priest of the temple. Immediately thereafter, Aaron dies. Amazing; itís almost as if Aaronís life force was tied to his clothes and he needed to wear them in order to survive.
Either that or, Moses and Eleazar MURDERED AARON! Dun, dun, dunnnnn! All these passages that didnít make any sense before make perfect sense if assassination was the plan. Think about it, why would a just God tell Aaron he was guilty at Meribah, when he certainly wasn't? He wouldnít, but since God only talks to Moses, it would be easy for him to change Godís words. What was the purpose of climbing Mt. Hor? There isnít one, unless you need to be far away from any witnesses. What reason does Aaron have to take off his clothes at the top of a cold windy mountain? None, unless you donít want them to get bloody! And how could Aaron be so healthy that he could climb up the face of a mountain, but be so sickly he died the moment he reached the peak? Not very likely! No, itís pretty obvious what happened here! Moses was sick of Aaronís disagreements and wanted him replaced by a younger more malleable priest!
Okay, so Iím making this whole thing up. While the ascent up Mt. Hor does seem a bit odd, there is no reason to believe that anyone murdered Aaron. All of the stories in the bible are disjointed, so why should we assume that the events around Aaronís death happened in the order or time frame seen here?
Also, Mt. Hor? More like Hor Mountain. Amiright?!