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Meaning: father of Him; i.e., “worshipper of God”.
Along with his 3 brothers, he was consecrated to the priest’s office (Exodus 28:1). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the 70 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 (Leviticus 6:9, etc.), and for this offense they were struck dead by God, and were taken out and buried outside the camp (Leviticus 10:1-11; compare Numbers 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chronicles 24:2).