Abihu
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Abihu

he is my father

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abihu

(he (God) is my father), the second son, (Numbers 3:2) of Aaron by Elisheba. (Exodus 6:23) Being, together with his elder brother Nadab, guilty of offering strange fire to the lord, he was consumed by fire from heaven. (Leviticus 10:1,2)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Abihu

The second son of Aaron, consecrated to the priesthood with his three brethren, Exodus 28:21; but consumed shortly after by fire from the Lord, with Nadab his brother, for burning incense with common fire instead of that kept perpetually on the altar of burnt-offering, Le 10:1-2 16:12 Numbers 16:46. As this is immediately followed by the prohibition of wine to the priests when ministering in the tabernacle, it is not improbable that Nadab and Abihu were intoxicated when thus transgressing. Their death is a solemn warning not to presume to worship God except with incense kindled at the one altar which Christ hath sanctified, Hebrews 10:10-14. It is a dangerous thing, in the service of God, to decline from his own institutions. We have to do with a God who is wise to prescribe his own worship, his to require what he has prescribed, and powerful to avenge what he has not prescribed.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the sons of Aaron (Exodus 6:23; Numbers 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chronicles 6:3). Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest's office (Exodus 28:1). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses (Exodus 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 (Leviticus 6:9, etc.), and for this offence they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp (Leviticus 10:1-11; Comp. Numbers 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chronicles 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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIHU

a-bi'-hu ('abhihu', "father he is," or "my father he is"): Second son of Aaron, the high priest (Exodus 6:23). With his older brother Nadab he "died before Yahweh," when the two "offered strange fire" (Leviticus 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 (Leviticus 10:8-11). Their death is mentioned three times in subsequent records (Numbers 3:4; Numbers 26:61 1 Chronicles 24:2).

Strong's Hebrew
30. Abihu -- "he is father," a son of Aaron
... 29, 30. Abihu. 31 . "he is father," a son of Aaron. Transliteration: Abihu
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-hoo') Short Definition: Abihu. ...
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Strange Fire
... 'And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his ... Nadab and Abihu
had been consecrated for the purpose of enforcing the truth of God's holiness. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/strange fire.htm

'The Love of Thine Espousals'
... THE BOOK OF EXODUS 'THE LOVE OF THINE ESPOUSALS'. 'And He said unto Moses, Come
up unto the Lord, thou, and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the love of thine espousals.htm

Doubtful Fragments on the Pentateuch.
... And Iddo delivered it to Achia. And Achia delivered it to Abihu. And Abihu delivered
it to Elias the prophet. And Elias delivered it to his disciple Elis├Žus. ...
/.../doubtful fragments on the pentateuch.htm

Of the Priesthood of Aaron.
... prophecy, and his brother's virtue. He had at that time four sons, Nadab,
Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 2. Now Moses commanded them ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 of the priesthood.htm

Concerning Things done in Illumination.
... Law, when rejecting Osias, because he put his hand to sacred things; and Korah,
because to things sacred above his capacity; and Nadab and Abihu, because they ...
/.../dionysius/ecclesiastical hierarchy/caput ii i concerning things.htm

Was Moses "A Literary Fiction"?
... In the twenty-fourth chapter of Exodus Moses has given an account of God's call
to him, to Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders, to come up to Horeb. ...
/.../iii was moses a literary.htm

The Third Commandment
... their hearts. It is a wonder that fire does not come out from the Lord to
consume them, as it did Nadab and Abihu. Leviticus 10:2. [4 ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 3 the third commandment.htm

Acts V
... As when Nadab and Abihu fell dead at the door of the tabernacle with strange
fire in their censers, [129] there was no weeping nor delay. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts v.htm

On the Government of God
... ON THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD INDEX. Aaron, 60, 63 Abel, 50. Abihu, 62. Abiron, 62. Abraham
's life as proof of God 's judgment, 53 f. Absalom, 71, 74. Achar, 157, 214 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/salvian/on the government of god/index 2.htm

Brief Directions How to Read the Holy Scriptures once Every Year ...
... us by repeating so often, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." (Leviticus 21:44; xix.2;
xx.7.) And when he devoured with a sudden fire Nadab and Abihu, for offering to ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/brief directions how to read.htm

Thesaurus
Abihu (12 Occurrences)
...ABIHU. a-bi'-hu ('abhihu', "father he is," or "my father he is"): Second son
of Aaron, the high priest (Exodus 6:23). ...Abihu (12 Occurrences). ...
/a/abihu.htm - 12k

Abi'hu (12 Occurrences)
Abi'hu. Abihu, Abi'hu. Abihud . ... Exodus 24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab,
and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; (See RSV). ...
/a/abi'hu.htm - 9k

Nadab (21 Occurrences)
... 6:23; Numbers 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests
of Jehovah (Exodus 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin ...
/n/nadab.htm - 16k

Ith'amar (20 Occurrences)
... Exodus 6:23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of
Nahshon, to wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. ...
/i/ith'amar.htm - 12k

Ithamar (20 Occurrences)
... son of Aaron (1 Chronicles 6:3). He was consecrated to the priesthood along with
his brothers (Exodus 6:23); and after the death of Nadab and Abihu, he and ...
/i/ithamar.htm - 16k

Elea'zar (72 Occurrences)
... Exodus 6:23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of
Nahshon, to wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. ...
/e/elea'zar.htm - 27k

Unauthorized (4 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 10:1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put
fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh ...
/u/unauthorized.htm - 7k

Unholy (23 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 10:1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put
fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh ...
/u/unholy.htm - 13k

Leviticus (1 Occurrence)
... 8-10), giving an account of the consecration of Aaron and his sons (8); Aaron's
first offering for himself and the people (9); Nadab and Abihu's presumption in ...
/l/leviticus.htm - 42k

Eleazar (74 Occurrences)
... After the death of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:12; Numbers 3:4) he was
appointed to the charge of the sanctuary (Numbers 3:32). ...
/e/eleazar.htm - 39k

Bible Concordance
Abihu (12 Occurrences)

Exodus 6:23 Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 24:1 He said to Moses, "Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 24:9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 28:1 "Bring Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Leviticus 10:1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which he had not commanded them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 3:2 These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 3:4 Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the presence of Aaron their father.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 26:60 To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 26:61 Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:3 The children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 24:1 These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Abihu

Abihu: Called to the Priesthood

Abihu: Death of

Abihu: Died Childless

Abihu: Son of Aaron

Abihu: Summoned by God to Sinai

Related Terms

Abi'hu (12 Occurrences)

Nadab (21 Occurrences)

Ith'amar (20 Occurrences)

Ithamar (20 Occurrences)

Elea'zar (72 Occurrences)

Unauthorized (4 Occurrences)

Unholy (23 Occurrences)

Leviticus (1 Occurrence)

Eleazar (74 Occurrences)

Elisheba (1 Occurrence)

Exercised (20 Occurrences)

Strange (234 Occurrences)

Office (64 Occurrences)

Priest's (75 Occurrences)

Aaron (343 Occurrences)

Chiefs (227 Occurrences)

Dieth (192 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Seventy (97 Occurrences)

Aaron's (53 Occurrences)

Presented (114 Occurrences)

Naashon (1 Occurrence)

Nahshon (11 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Overtook (35 Occurrences)

Lifetime (28 Occurrences)

Grouped (7 Occurrences)

Firepans (9 Occurrences)

Elders (203 Occurrences)

Respective (1 Occurrence)

Executed (39 Occurrences)

Eli'sheba (1 Occurrence)

Mishael (8 Occurrences)

Censers (11 Occurrences)

Censer (10 Occurrences)

Courses (28 Occurrences)

Ammin'adab (14 Occurrences)

Amminadab (14 Occurrences)

Abi-hebron (1 Occurrence)

Amram (14 Occurrences)

Acteth (8 Occurrences)

Miriam (13 Occurrences)

Ministered (53 Occurrences)

Afar (98 Occurrences)

Burial (25 Occurrences)

Thereon (90 Occurrences)

Beareth (108 Occurrences)

Added (97 Occurrences)

Bowed (150 Occurrences)

Sanctification (13 Occurrences)

Priesthood (30 Occurrences)

Distance (75 Occurrences)

Served (182 Occurrences)

Divisions (92 Occurrences)

First-born (110 Occurrences)

Incense (167 Occurrences)

Therein (269 Occurrences)

Sister (113 Occurrences)

Vessels (210 Occurrences)

Septuagint

Contrary (77 Occurrences)

Married (152 Occurrences)

Israelites (468 Occurrences)

Either (152 Occurrences)

Minister (150 Occurrences)

Bare (250 Occurrences)

Firstborn (119 Occurrences)

During (182 Occurrences)

Day (17670 Occurrences)

Sinai (38 Occurrences)

Placed (297 Occurrences)

Taketh (398 Occurrences)

Perfume (202 Occurrences)

Wilderness (304 Occurrences)

Bore (221 Occurrences)

Daughter (320 Occurrences)

Burning (415 Occurrences)

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