Mary, the sister of Aaron?

Surat Maryam 19:27-28 states:

Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him.
They said: O Mary! Thou hast come with an amazing thing.

O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man
nor was thy mother a harlot.

This passage has been much debated and this page will provide links to the arguments available on the web.

It has an entry in the Qur'an contradictions list.

Muslim article: Mary, Sister of Aaron?
Christian response: Is Mary the Sister of Aaron?

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