(meaning liberal, generous
) was the name of several individuals in the Old Testament
of the Bible
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- 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 (Ex. 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Leviticus 10:1, 2; Num. 3:4; 26:60).
- 2.The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (1 Kings 14:20). Albright has dated his reign to 901 - 900 BC, while Thiele offers the dates 910 - 909 BC. While engaged with his army in besieging 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. The assassination of Nadab was followed by that of his whole house, and so 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).