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Bible Usage:


  • 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:

  • H385 Used 21 times


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Palm isle, the fourth and youngest son of Aaron (1 Chronicles 6:3). He was consecrated to the priesthood along with his brothers (Exodus 6:23); and after the death of Nadab and Abihu, he and Eleazar alone discharged the functions of that office (Leviticus 10:6, 12; Numbers 3:4). He and his family occupied the position of common priest till the high priesthood passed into his family in the person of Eli (1 Kings 2:27), the reasons for which are not recorded. (See ZADOK.)

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

island of the palm-tree

Naves Topical Index

Son of Aaron
Exodus 6:23; Exodus 28:1; 1 Chronicles 6:3

Entrusted with moneys of the tabernacle
Exodus 38:21

Charged with duties of the tabernacle
Numbers 4:28; Numbers 7:8

Forbidden to lament the death of his brothers, Nadab and Abihu
Leviticus 10:6-7

Descendants of
1 Chronicles 24:1-19

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(land of palms), the youngest son of Aaron. (Exodus 6:23) (B.C. 1491.) After the death of Nadab and Abihu, (Leviticus 10:1) Eleazar and Ithamar were appointed to succeed to their places in the priestly office. (Exodus 28:1,40,43; Numbers 3:3,4; 1 Chronicles 24:2) In the distribution of services belonging to the tabernacle, and its transport on the march of the Isr'lites, the Gershonites and the Merarites were placed under the superintendence of Ithamar. (Exodus 38:21; Numbers 4:21-33) The high priesthood passed into the family of Ithamar in the person of Eli, but for what reason we are not informed.