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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Nadab

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Liberal, generous.
  • The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Exodus 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 of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Leviticus 10:1,2; Numbers 3:4; 26:60 ).

  • 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 (Joshua 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 ).

  • One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:28,30 ).

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Nadab'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/n/nadab.html. 1897.

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