Abihu

Abihu

(əbī`hyo͞o), in the Bible, son of Aaron, destroyed with his brother, Nadab, for offering "strange" fire.
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This occurred on the eighth day of the dedication of the Tabernacle, when Nadab and Abihu each took a censer full of incense and offered before the Lord alien fire, which He had not enjoined upon them (Lev.
Following the verse, "Then He said to Moses, 'Come up to the Lord, with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel, and bow low from afar'" (Exod 24:1), Maimonides explains the hierarchy of nearness to Moses during the revelation of the Covenant in which "only those who were fit for it achieved the rank of prophecy, and even those in various degrees.
No doubt, a multitude of similar, supporting examples can be gleaned from throughout the Hebrew Bible: for example, Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu, who offer an unholy sacrifice at the opening of Leviticus 10; inept, spiritually blind Eli and his greedy, villainous sons as depicted throughout the opening chapters of 1 Samuel; even the good priest Samuel's sons themselves, who "did not follow in his ways, but turned aside after gain; they took bribes and perverted justice.
Then, however, something goes terribly wrong: "And Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu," the parasha continues, "each took his pan, put fire in them, and placed incense upon it, and they brought before the Lord foreign fire, which He had not commanded them.
Then bring near to you your brother Aaron, and his sons with him, from among the Israelites, to serve me as priests--Aaron and Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
28) No obstante, consideraba que los sacerdotes del Antiguo Testamento y, como ellos, los del Nuevo Testamento constituyen un orden, mientras los herejes gnosticos son como Nadab, Abihu, Core, Datan y Abiron, que profanaron el altar del sacrificio.
A close reading of Leviticus 10 reveals that Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, had their own "personal" hand-censers from which they attempted to offer incense but "fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.
These days should have been joyous but concluded in the catastrophic deaths of Nadav and Abihu.
Thus, to begin, Yahweh commanded Moses: "And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Esa pudo haber sido la justicia poetica que merecieron los rebeldes Nadab y Abihu, devorados por el fuego, por haber ofrecido "fuegos extranos" al Senor y rivalizando con Aaron, el verdadero Sumo sacerdote--Numeros 3,4.
2) It explains why no detail is given about what Nadab and Abihu did or did not do to cause their sudden extermination when fire "came forth from the Lord's presence and consumed them" (Lev 10:2); it sufficed simply to point out that they had done what the Lord (or Moses) had not authorized (10:1).
25) Ningun texto ubica a Miriam como hermana de Moises si no es con Aaron tambien: "El nombre de la mujer de Amram era Yokebed, hija de Levi, a quien ella [su madre] dio a luz, de Levi, en Egipto; y ella [Yokebed] dio a luz, de Amram, a Aaron, a Moises y a Miriam la hermana de ellos" (Num 26:59) y su paralelo" Los hijos de Amram fueron Aaron, Moises y Miriam; los hijos de Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar e Itamar.