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Bible Names A-G: Abiram


Abiram in Easton's Bible Dictionary father of height; i.e., "proud." (1.) One of the sons of Eliab, who joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. He and all the conspirators, with their families and possessions (except the children of Korah), were swallowed up by an earthquake (Num. 16:1-27; 26:9; Ps. 106:17). (2.) The eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, who perished prematurely in consequence of his father's undertaking to rebuild Jericho (1 Kings 16:34), according to the words of Joshua (6:26). (See JERICHO -T0002036.)

Abiram in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("father of height".) 1. A Reubenite, son of Eliab; conspired with Dathan and On, Reubenites, and Korah, a Levite, against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16). (See AARON; KORAH.) 2. Oldest son of Hiel the Bethelite (1 Kings 16:34); perished at his father's laying the foundations of Jericho's fortified walls, as Joshua's curse predicted (1 Kings 6:26).

Abiram in Hitchcock's Bible Names high father; father of deceit

Abiram in Naves Topical Bible 1. An Israelite who conspired with Dathan against Moses and Aaron Nu 16; 26:9,10; De 11:6; Ps 106:17 -2. Son of Hiel 1Ki 16:34

Abiram in Smiths Bible Dictionary 1. A Reubenite, son of Eliab, who with Korah, a Levite, organized a conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. Nu 16:1 ... [For details, see KORAH] (B.C. 1490.) 2. Eldest son of Hiel the bethelite, who died when his father laid the foundations of Jericho, 1Ki 16:34 and thus accomplished the first part of the curse of Joshua. Jos 6:26 (B.C. after 905.)

Abiram in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE a-bi'-ram ('abhiram, "exalted father," or, "my father is an exalted one"): (1) The son of Eliab the son of Pallu the son of Reuben (Nu 26:5 ff; Dt 11:6). In company with his brother Dathan and Korah the Levite and others, he disputed the authority of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Nu 16 through 17; 26; Dt 11:6; Ps 106:17). Two hundred and fifty followers of Korah perished by fire at the doorway of the tent of meeting. Dathan and Abiram refused to come to the tent of meeting, at the summons of Moses; and the earth opened where their tents were, and swallowed them and their families and their goods. See KORAH. (2) The firstborn son of Hiel the Bethelite, who rebuilt Jericho in the time of Ahab (1 Ki 16:34; compare Josh 6:26). This incident has recently acquired a new interest owing to discoveries made at Gezer and Megiddo concerning foundation sacrifices as in ancient times offered in Israel. One should not be too positive in making statements concerning this, but the following is a possible interpretation of the record. The curse pronounced by Joshua on the man who should rebuild Jericho was of a piece with the other details, Jericho being treated exceptionally, as a city placed under the ban. The language of Joshua's curse is capable of being translated: `Cursed be the man before Yahweh who shall .... build .... Jericho; (who) shall lay its foundation in his firstborn, and set up its gates in his youngest.' According to this interpretation the death of the builder's eldest and youngest sons is not spoken of as the penalty involved in the curse, but as an existing horrible custom, mentioned in order to give solemnity to the diction of the curse. The writer in Kings cites the language of the curse by Joshua. The context in which he mentions the affair suggests that he regards Hiel's conduct as exceptionally flagrant in its wickedness. Hiel, in defiance of Yahweh, not only built the city, but in building it revived the horrible old Canaanite custom, making his first-born son a foundation sacrifice, and his youngest son a sacrifice at the completion of the work. Willis J. Beecher

Abiram in Wikipedia (Hebrew: אֲבִירָם‎ "my father is exalted", compare Abram), also spelled Abiron,[1] is the name of two people in the Old Testament: One of the sons of Eliab, who joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. He and all the conspirators, with their families and possessions, were swallowed up by an earthquake (Numbers 16:1-40; 26:9-11; Psalms. 106:17). The eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, who perished prematurely in consequence of his father's undertaking to rebuild Jericho (1 Kings 16:34), according to the words of Joshua (6:26).

Abiram Scripture - 1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

Abiram Scripture - Deuteronomy 11:6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that [was] in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:

Abiram Scripture - Numbers 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took [men]:

Abiram Scripture - Numbers 16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

Abiram Scripture - Psalms 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

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