Nadab (Nay´dab)

The firstborn son of Aaron and Elisheba and the brother of Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar (Exod 6:23). As sons of the priest descended from Levi, the four were trained and ordained to be priests as well (Exod 28:1). Nadab and Abihu seem to constitute a pair distinct from the other brothers (Exod 24:1; Exod 9-11:1); they eventually sealed their doom by offering “unholy fire” to the Lord and were consumed by divine fire (Lev 10:1-2), leaving Eleazar and Ithamar to serve as priests with their father (Num 3:4).

Exod 6:23

23Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Exod 28:1

Vestments for the Priesthood
1Then bring near to you your brother Aaron, and his sons with him, from among the Israelites, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaro ... View more

Exod 24:1

The Blood of the Covenant
1Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship at a d ... View more

Exod 9-11:1

The Fifth Plague: Livestock Diseased
1Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go ... View more

Lev 10:1-2

Nadab and Abihu
1Now Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, each took his censer, put fire in it, and laid incense on it; and they offered unholy fire before the Lord, ... View more

Num 3:4

4Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered illicit fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar s ... View more

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