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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.[1]

Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest's office.[2] 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,[3] etc.), and for this offense they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp.[4] 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.

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