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Son of Eliab who, together with Korah, rebelled against the leadership of Moses (Num 16:1; Num 16:12; Num 16:24–27; Num 26:9; Deut 11:6; Psa 106:17).
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DATHAN (PERSON) [Heb dātān (דָּתָן)]. Son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who with ABIRAM, KORAH, and 250 leaders of Israel conspired against the exclusive leadership of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Num 16:1–40). The conspiracy ended when, in the aftermath of a ritual contest with Aaron, the earth “swallowed”
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DATHAN Son of Eliab of the tribe of Reuben. With Abiram, Korah, and 250 leaders of Israel, he conspired to rebel against the leadership of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Num 16:1–33; 26:9). Korah and his followers rebelled against the religious authority of Aaron and Moses (Num 16:3); Dathan and