Abiram (son of Hiel)
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The firstborn son of Hiel the Bethelite. Abiram died because Hiel attempted to rebuild Jericho. Abiram’s death fulfilled what Joshua had previously proclaimed would happen if anyone attempted to rebuild Jericho (1 Kgs 16:34; Josh 6:26).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ABIRAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂rām (אֲבִירָם)]. 1. Son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who with DATHAN, KORAH, and 250 leaders of Israel conspired against the exclusive leadership of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Num 16:1–17:5). The conspiracy ended when, in the aftermath of a ritual contest with Aaron, the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abiram. 1. One of Eliab’s two sons. Abiram and his brother Dathan joined in an uprising against Moses and Aaron (Nm 16). At Moses’ word, the ground split open beneath the two rebellious brothers and everything associated with them was swallowed up in a massive earthquake (Nm 16:31–33; 26:9, 10; Dt 11:6;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiram (son of Hiel)
2. The firstborn son of Hiel the Bethelite. Hiel rebuilt Jericho in the time of Ahab, and is said to have “laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn” (1 K. 16:34, RSV cf. Josh. 6:26). This incident acquired a new interest after discoveries were made at Gezer and Megiddo concerning foundation
Abiram ə-bīʹrəm [Heb. ’aḇîrām—‘exalted father’ or ‘my father is an exalted one’; Gk. Abeirōn].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ABIRAM1. One of Eliab’s two sons. Abiram and his brother Dathan joined in an uprising against Moses and Aaron. At Moses’ word, the ground split open beneath the two rebellious brothers and everything associated with them was swallowed up in a massive earthquake (Nm 16:1–33).2. Hiel’s oldest son, who
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abiram (uh-bi´ruhm; Heb., “my father is exalted” or “the Exalted One is my father”).1 A Reubenite who, along with his brother Dathan, a fellow Reubenite named On, and the Levite Korah, conspired with some two hundred and fifty tribal leaders to challenge the authority of Moses and the priestly leadership
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ABIRAM1. A Reubenite, son of Eliab, who with his brother Dathan joined On and Korah (a Levite) in organizing a jealous conspiracy against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Num 16:1, 12, 24–27; 26:9; Deut 11:6; Ps 106:17). He perished miserably (with Korah and Dathan) when the earth miraculously cleft
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abiram (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂rām)1. The son of Eliab, a Reubenite (Num. 16:1). Abiram, along with his brother Dathan, his cousin On, and Korah, organized an uprising in the wilderness against Moses and Aaron. They were joined by 250 leaders of the congregation of Israel (Num. 16:1–35). The conspirators, motivated
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ABIRAM (Hebrew, “my father is exalted”)1. A Reubenite and son of Eliab (Num 16:1). With his brother Dathan, his Reubenite cousin On, and the Levite Korah, Abiram helped organize some 250 tribal leaders in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron (Num 16:1–35). Abiram and Dathan were summoned to appear before
Smith’s Bible Dictionary