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HEBREW: 30 whyba 'Abiyhuw'
NAVE: Abihu
EBD: Abihu
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In Bible versions:

son of Aaron the high priest

he is my father
Arts Topics: The Death of Nadab and Abihu


Strongs #030: whyba 'Abiyhuw'

Abihu = "he is (my) father"

1) a son of Aaron destroyed for sacrificing strange fire to God

30 'Abiyhuw' ab-ee-hoo'

from 1 and 1931; father (i.e. worshipper) of Him (i.e. God);
Abihu, a son of Aaron:-Abihu.
see HEBREW for 01
see HEBREW for 01931

Abihu [EBD]

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 [NAVE]

Son of Aaron, Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2.
Summoned by God to Sinai, Ex. 24:9.
Called to the priesthood, Ex. 28:1.
Death of, Lev. 10:1, 2; Num. 26:61.
Died childless, Num. 3:4.


(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)


ABIHU - 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).

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