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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:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Liberal, generous.

1. The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Exodus 6:23; Numbers 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah (Exodus 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Leviticus 10:1, 2; Numbers 3:4; 26:60).

2. The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (1 Kings 14:20). While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan (Joshua 19:44), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha (1 Kings 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 (1 Kings 15:29).

3. One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:28, 30).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

free and voluntary gift; prince

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Aaron:

General references
Exodus 6:23

Called to Mount Sinai with Moses and Aaron to worship
Exodus 24:1; Exodus 24:9-10

Set apart to priesthood
Exodus 28:1; Exodus 28:4; Exodus 28:40-43

Offers strange fire to God, and is destroyed
Leviticus 10:1-2; Numbers 3:4; Numbers 26:61

Is buried
Leviticus 10:4-5

His father and brothers forbidden to mourn
Leviticus 10:6-7

2. Son and successor of Jeroboam:

General references
1 Kings 14:20

His wicked reign; murdered by Baasha
1 Kings 15:25-31

3. Great-grandson of Jerahmeel
1 Chronicles 2:28; 1 Chronicles 2:30

4. A Benjamite
1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:36

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The eldest son of Aaron and Elisheba. Exodus 8 13 Numbers 3:2. (B.C. 1490.) He, his father and brother, and seventy old men of Isr'l were led out from the midst of the assembled people, (Exodus 24:1) 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, (Leviticus 10:1) 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, (Leviticus 6:13) on the altar.
  2. King Jeroboam's son, who succeeded to the throne of Isr'l B.C. 954, and reigned two years. (1 Kings 15:25-31) 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 (1 Chronicles 2:28) of the tribe of Judah.
  4. A son of Gibeon, (1 Chronicles 8:30; 9:36) of the tribe of Benjamin.