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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Korah

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Ko'rah. (baldness).

1. Third son of Esau by Aholibamah. Genesis 36:5; Genesis 36:14; Genesis 36:18; 1 Chronicles 1:35. He was born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mount Seir, Genesis 36:5-9, and was one of the "dukes" of Edom. (B.C. 1790).

2. Another Edomitish "duke" of this name, sprung from Eliphaz, Esau's son of Adah. Genesis 36:16.

3. One of the "sons of Hebron," in 1 Chronicles 2:43.

4. Son of Izhar, the son of Kohath. The son of Levi. He was leader of the famous rebellion against his cousins, Moses and Aaron, in the wilderness, for which he paid the penalty of perishing with his followers by an earthquake and flames of fire. Numbers 16; Numbers 26:9-11.

The particular grievance which rankled in the mind of Korah and his company was their exclusion from the office of the priesthood, and their being confined - those among them who were Levites - to the inferior service of the Tabernacle. Korah's position as leader in this rebellion was evidently the result of his personal character, which was that of a bold, haughty and ambitious man. (B.C. 1490). In the New Testament, Judges 1:11, Korah is coupled with Cain and Balaam.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Korah'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/k/korah.html. 1901.

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