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Abihu

Meaning: father of Him; i.e., “worshipper of God”.

This was the name of the second of the sons of Aaron (Exodus 6:23; Num. 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chr. 6:3).

Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest’s office (Exodus 28:1). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses (Exodus 24:1, 9).

On one occasion, he and Nadab his brother offered incense in their censers filled with “strange” (i.e., common) fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great brazen altar (Lev. 6:9, etc.), and for this offense they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp (Lev. 10:1-11; compare Num. 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chr. 24:2). It is probable that when they committed this offense they were intoxicated, for immediately after is given the law prohibiting the use of wine or strong drink to the priests.