1. The oldest son of Aaron, slain by the lord for presumptuously offering strange fire on the altar of burnt offering, Le 10. See ABIHU.
2. Son of Jeroboam I. King of Israel. He succeeded his father, B. C. 954, and reigned but two years, being assassinated, while besieging Gibbethon, by Baasha, of the tribe of Issachar, who usurped his kingdom. Nadab did evil in the sight of the Lord; and with him perished his children and the race of Jeroboam, as God had foretold, 1Ki 15:25-30.
liberal, generous. (1.) The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah (Ex 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Le 10:1-2; Nu 3:4; 26:60).
(2.) The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (1Ki 14:20). While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan (Jos 19:44), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha (1Ki 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 (1Ki 15:29).
1. Aaron's oldest son by Elisheba (Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2). With Aaron and Abihu and 70 elders he had the privilege of nearer access to Jehovah at Sinai than the mass of the people, but not so near as Moses (Ex 24:1). Struck dead for kindling (probably under intoxication) the incense with "strange fire," not taken from the perpetual fire on the altar (Le 6:13; 10:1-10). (See AARON; ABIHU.)
2. Jeroboam's son, who walked in his father's evil way; reigned two years, 954-952 B.C. (1Ki 22:53). Slain, in fulfilment of Ahijah the Shilonite's prophecy, by the conspirator Baasha, while besieging Gibbethon of Dan (Jos 19:44; 21:23). Probably the neighbouring Philistines had seized Gibbethon when the Levites generally left it, to escape from Jeroboam's apostasy to Judah. By a retributive coincidence it was when Israel was besieging Gibbethon, 24 years after, that the same destruction fell on Baasha's family as Baasha had inflicted on Nadab (1Ki 16:9-15).
3. 1Ch 2:28.
1. The eldest son of Aaron (Ex 6:23; Nu 3:2; 26:60; 1Ch 6:3; 24:1); accompanied Moses to Sinai (Ex 24:1,9 f.); was admitted to the priestly office (Ex 28:1); and on the very day of his consecration (Le 10:12 ff. compared with ch. 9) he and Abihu perished (Le 10:1-2; Nu 3:4; 26:61; 1Ch 24:2) for offering 'strange fire.' Wherein the transgression of Nadab and Abihu is supposed to have consisted is not clear. It is often suggested that 'strange' fire means fire taken from a common source instead of from the altar (cf. Le 16:12; Nu 16:46). 2. A Jerahmeelite (1Ch 2:28,30). 3. A Benjamite (1Ch 8:30 = 1Ch 9:35). 4. See next article.
1. Eldest son of Aaron. He was taken up into the mount by Moses, but lost his life for offering strange fire before the Lord. Ex 6:23; 24:1,9; 28:1; Le 10:1; Nu 3:2,4; 26:60-61; 1Ch 6:3; 24:1-2. See ABIHU.
1. The eldest son of Aaron and Elisheba. Exod 8 13 Numb 3:2. (B.C. 1490.) He, his father and brother, and seventy old men of Israel were led out from the midst of the assembled people,
and were commended to stay and worship God "afar off," below the lofty summit of Sinai, where Moses alone was to come near to the Lord. Subsequently,
Nadab and his brother were struck dead before the sanctuary by fire from the Lord. Their offence was kindling the incense in their censers with "strange" fire, i.e. not taken from that which burned perpetually,
on the altar.
2. King Jeroboam's son, who succeeded to the throne of Israel B.C. 954, and reigned two years.
At the siege of Gibbethon a conspiracy broke out in the midst of the army, and the king was slain by Baasha, a man of Issachar.
3. A son of Shammai
of the tribe of Judah.
4. A son of Gibeon,
of the tribe of Benjamin.
NADAB, son of Aaron, and brother to Abihu. He offered incense to the Lord with strange fire, that is, with common fire, and not with that which had been miraculously lighted upon the altar, of burnt-offerings. Therefore, he was slam by the Lord, together with his brother Abihu, Le 10:1, &c.