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Korah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Korah

Ice, hail.

1. The third son of Esau, by Aholibamah (Genesis 36:14; 1 Chronicles 1:35).

2. A Levite, the son of Izhar, the brother of Amram, the father of Moses and Aaron (Exodus 6:21). The institution of the Aaronic priesthood and the Levitical service at Sinai was a great religious revolution. The old priesthood of the heads of families passed away. This gave rise to murmurings and discontent, while the Israelites were encamped at Kadesh for the first time, which came to a head in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, headed by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Two hundred and fifty princes, "men of renown" i.e., well-known men from among the other tribes, joined this conspiracy. The whole company demanded of Moses and Aaron that the old state of things should be restored, alleging that "they took too much upon them" (Numbers 16:1-3). On the morning after the outbreak, Korah and his associates presented themselves at the door of the tabernacle, and "took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon." But immediately "fire from the Lord" burst forth and destroyed them all (Numbers 16:35). Dathan and Abiram "came out and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children," and it came to pass "that the ground clave asunder that was under them; and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up." A plague thereafter began among the people who sympathized in the rebellion, and was only stayed by Aaron's appearing between the living and the dead, and making "an atonement for the people" (16:47).

The descendants of the sons of Korah who did not participate in the rebellion afterwards rose to eminence in the Levitical service.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Korah

baldness; ice; frost


Naves Topical Index
Korah

1. A son of Esau
Genesis 36:5; Genesis 36:14; Genesis 36:18

2. A Korhite Levite:

General references
Exodus 6:18; Exodus 6:21; Exodus 6:24

Jealous of Moses, leads two hundred and fifty princes in an insurrection, and is swallowed up in the earth
Exodus 4:16; Numbers 26:9-10; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalms 106:17; Jude 1:11

3. Son of Hebron
1 Chronicles 2:43

4. Son of Kohath:
1 Chronicles 6:22

Reference titles to selected Psalms
Psalms 42:1-11; Psalms 19:45; Psalms 19:87


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Korah

(baldness).

  1. Third son of Esau by Aholibamah. (Genesis 36:5,14,18; 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; 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 (Jude 1:11) Korah is coupled with Cain and Balaam.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Korahite

(1 Chronicles 9:19,31) Kor'-hite, or Kor'athite, that portion of the Kohathites who were descended from Korah. They were an important branch of the singers, (2 Chronicles 20:19) hence we find eleven psalms (or twelve, if Psalms 43 is included under the same title as Psalms 42, dedicated or assigned to the sons of Korah, viz., Psalms 42,44-49,84,85,87,88,


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Korahites

That portion of the Kohathites that descended from Korah.

1. They were an important branch of the singers of the Kohathite division (2 Chronicles 20:19). There are eleven psalms (42-49; 84; 85; 87; 88) dedicated to the sons of Korah.

2. Some of the sons of Korah also were "porters" of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:17-19); one of them was over "things that were made in the pans" (31), i.e., the baking in pans for the meat-offering (Leviticus 2:5).