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Bible Names A-G: Abihu


Abihu in Easton's Bible Dictionary father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the sons 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 office (Ex. 28:1). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses (Ex. 24:1,9). On one occasion he and Nadab his brother offered incense in their censers filled with "strange" (i.e., common) fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great brazen altar (Lev. 6:9, etc.), and for this offence they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp (Lev. 10:1-11; comp. Num. 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chr. 24:2). It is probable that when they committed this offence they were intoxicated, for 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 Ex 24:9 -Called to the priesthood Ex 28:1 -Death of Le 10:1,2; Nu 26:61 -Died childless Nu 3:4

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.[1][2][3] They were consecrated to the priest's office along with their brothers Eleazar and Ithamar.[4] With their father, Nadab and Abihu accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses.[5] 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,[6][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 not.

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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