Bible Names A-G: Abihu
Abihu in Easton's Bible Dictionary
father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the
of Aaron (Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chr. 6:3).
Along with his
three brothers he was consecrated to the priest's
28:1). With his father and elder brother he
seventy elders part of the way up the mount with
24:1,9). On one occasion he and Nadab his brother
incense in their censers filled with "strange"
fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great
(Lev. 6:9, etc.), and for this offence they were
and were taken out and buried without the camp (Lev.
comp. Num. 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chr. 24:2). It is probable
they committed this offence they were intoxicated,
immediately after is given the law prohibiting the
use of wine
or strong drink to the priests.
Abihu in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Second son of Aaron by Elisheba (Exodus 6:23; Numbers 3:2).
With Aaron, Nadab, and the 70 elders, he accompanied Moses up
Sinai to a limited distance (Exodus 24:1). On his death by
fire from heaven, in punishment for offering strange fire,
(See AARON above. A standing example of that divine wrath
which shall consume all who offer God devotion kindled at any
other save the one Altar and Offering of Calvary, whereby "He
hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."
Abihu in Hitchcock's Bible Names
he is my father
Abihu in Naves Topical Bible
Son of Aaron
Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2
-Summoned by God to Sinai
-Called to the priesthood
Le 10:1,2; Nu 26:61
Abihu in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(he (God) is my father), the second son, Nu 3:2 of Aaron by
Elisheba. Ex 6:23 Being, together with his elder brother
Nadab, guilty of offering strange fire to the lord, he was
consumed by fire from heaven. Le 10:1,2
Abihu in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a-bi'-hu ('abhihu', "father he is," or "my father he is"):
Second son of Aaron, the high priest (Ex 6:23). With his older
brother Nadab he "died before Yahweh," when the two "offered
strange fire" (Lev 10:1,2). It may be inferred from the
emphatic prohibition of wine or strong drink, laid upon the
priests immediately after this tragedy, that the two brothers
were going to their priestly functions in an intoxicated
condition (Lev 10:8-11). Their death is mentioned three times
in subsequent records (Nu 3:4; 26:61; 1 Ch 24:2).
Abihu in Wikipedia
In the Book of Exodus and Book of Numbers, Nadab (Hebrew: נדב,
Nadav ; "generous, giving") and Abihu (Hebrew: אביהוא, Avihu ;
"He God is my father") were respectively the eldest and
second-eldest of the sons of Aaron. They were
consecrated to the priest's office along with their brothers
Eleazar and Ithamar. With their father, Nadab and Abihu
accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount
Following the inauguration of the Tabernacle, Nadab and Abihu
offered incense in their censers filled with "strange" fire,
i.e., not with holy fire taken from the great brazen
altar,[not in citation given] and for this offense they
were immediately consumed by a fire from God, and were taken
out and buried outside the camp.
Abihu Scripture - 1 Chronicles 24:1
Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons
of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Abihu Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:3
And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The
sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Abihu Scripture - Exodus 28:1
And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with
him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister
unto me in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,
Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Abihu Scripture - Leviticus 10:1
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them
his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and
offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them
Abihu Scripture - Numbers 3:4
And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered
strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and
they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in
the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
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