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    Nadab and 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.[7][8][not in citation given]

    Nadab in Easton's Bible Dictionary liberal, generous. (1.) The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah (Ex. 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Lev. 10:1,2; Num. 3:4; 26:60). (2.) The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (1 Kings 14:20). While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan (Josh. 19:44), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha (1 Kings 15:25-28), after a reign of two years (B.C. 955- 953). The assassination of Nadab was followed by that of his whole house, and thus this great Ephraimite family became extinct (1 Kings 15:29). (3.) One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:28, 30).

    Nadab in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("willing".) 1. Aaron's oldest son by Elisheba (Exodus 6:23; Numbers 3:2). With Aaron and Abihu and 70 elders he had the privilege of nearer access to Jehovah at Sinai than the mass of the people, but not so near as Moses (Exodus 24:1). Struck dead for kindling (probably under intoxication) the incense with "strange fire," not taken from the perpetual fire on the altar (Leviticus 6:13; Leviticus 10:1-10). (See AARON; ABIHU.) 2. Jeroboam's son, who walked in his father's evil way; reigned two years, 954-952 B.C. (1 Kings 25:25-31). Slain, in fulfilment of Ahijah the Shilonite's prophecy, by the conspirator Baasha, while besieging Gibbethon of Dan (Joshua 19:44; Joshua 21:23). Probably the neighbouring Philistines had seized Gibbethon when the Levites generally left it, to escape from Jeroboam's apostasy to Judah. By a retributive coincidence it was when Israel was besieging Gibbethon, 24 years after, that the same destruction fell on Baasha's family as Baasha had inflicted on Nadab (1 Kings 16:9-15).

    Nadab in Hitchcock's Bible Names free and voluntary gift; prince

    Nadab in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Aaron Ex 6:23 Called to Mount Sinai with Moses and Aaron to worship Ex 24:1,9,10 Set apart to priesthood Ex 28:1,4,40-43 Offers "strange" (unauthorized) fire to God, and is destroyed Le 10:1,2; Nu 3:4; 26:61 Is buried Le 10:4,5 His father and brothers forbidden to mourn Le 10:6,7 -2. Son and successor of Jeroboam 1Ki 14:20 His wicked reign; murdered by Baasha 1Ki 15:25-31 -3. Great-grandson of Jerahmeel 1Ch 2:28,30 -4. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:30; 9:36

    Nadab in Smiths Bible Dictionary (liberal). 1. The eldest son of Aaron and Elisheba. Exod 8 13 Numb 3:2. (B.C. 1490.) He, his father and brother, and seventy old men of Israel were led out from the midst of the assembled people, Ex 24:1 and were commended to stay and worship God "afar off," below the lofty summit of Sinai, where Moses alone was to come near to the Lord. Subsequently, Le 10:1 Nadab and his brother were struck dead before the sanctuary by fire from the Lord. Their offence was kindling the incense in their censers with "strange" fire, i.e. not taken from that which burned perpetually, Le 6:13 on the altar. 2. King Jeroboam's son, who succeeded to the throne of Israel B.C. 954, and reigned two years. 1Ki 15:25-31 At the siege of Gibbethon a conspiracy broke out in the midst of the army, and the king was slain by Baasha, a man of Issachar. 3. A son of Shammai 1Ch 2:28 of the tribe of Judah. 4. A son of Gibeon, 1Ch 8:30; 9:36 of the tribe of Benjamin.

    Nadab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE na'-dab (nadhabh, "noble"; Nadab): (1) Aaron's first-born son (Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2; 26:60; 1 Ch 6:3 (Hebrew 5:29); 24:1). He was permitted with Moses, Aaron, the 70 elders, and his brother Abihu to ascend Mt. Sinai and behold the God of Israel (Ex 24:1,9). He was associated with his father and brothers in the priestly office (Ex 28:1). Along with Abihu he was guilty of offering "strange fire," and both "died before Yahweh" (Lev 10:1,2; Nu 3:4; 26:61). The nature of their offense is far from clear. The word rendered "strange" seems in this connection to mean no more than "unauthorized by the Law" (see zur, in BDB, and compare Ex 30:9). The proximity of the prohibition of wine to officiating priests (Lev 10:8,9) has given rise to the erroneous suggestion of the Midrash that the offense of the brothers was drunkenness. (2) A descendant of Jerahmeel (1 Ch 2:28,30). (3) A Gibeonite (1 Ch 8:30). (4) Son of Jeroboam I and after him for two years king of Israel (1 Ki 14:20; 15:25). While Nadab was investing Gibbethon, a Philistine stronghold, Baasha, who probably was an officer in the army, as throne-robbers usually were, conspired against him, slew him and seized the throne (1 Ki 15:27-31). With the assassination of Nadab the dynasty of Jeroboam was extirpated, as foretold by the prophet Ahijah (1 Ki 14). This event is typical of the entire history of the Northern Kingdom, characterized by revolutions and counter-revolutions. John A. Lees

    Nadab 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.

    Nadab Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.

    Nadab 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.