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Dathan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dathan, Son of Eliab
Dathan, Son of Eliab (דָּתָן‎, dathan). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dathan (Person)
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”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dathan
Dathan. Reubenite, son of Eliah and brother of Abiram; one of the leaders of Israel who, with Korah, rebelled against Moses during the wilderness wanderings (Nm 16:1–27; 26:9; Ps 106:17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dathan
Dathan dāʹthən [Heb. dāṯān; cf. Akk. datnu—‘strong’]. The son of Eliab the son of Pallu the son of Reuben (Nu. 26:5ff; Dt. 11:6; Ps. 106:17). He and his brother Abiram, with others, followed Korah the Levite in disputing the authority of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Nu. 16f; 26; Dt. 11:6;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dathan
DATHAN Reubenite, son of Eliab and brother of Abiram; one of the leaders of Israel who, with Korah, rebelled against Moses during the wilderness wanderings (Nm 16:1–27; 26:9; Ps 106:17).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dathan
Dathan (day´thuhn), a Reubenite who, with his brother Abiram, rebelled against Moses, claiming he had led the exodus in order to rule over the Israelites (Num. 16). The earth swallowed Dathan and Abiram alive (Deut. 11:6).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dathan
DATHANA descendant of Reuben who, with his brother Abiram and others, followed Korah, the Levite, in rebellion against the authority of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. Dathan and Abiram with their families and goods were swallowed by the earth (Num 16; Deut 11:6; Ps 106:17).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dathan
DATHAN (Heb. dāṯān, ‘fount’?). A Reubenite, son of Eliab. Nu. 16:1–35 tells how, with his brother, Abiram, and *Korah, a Levite, he rebelled against Moses.J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dathan
Dathan (Heb. dāṯān)The son of Eliab (Num. 16:1; 26:9), who with his brother supported Korah in challenging Moses’ leadership during the wilderness wanderings (16:1–40). As a result both brothers were “swallowed up” by the earth (Num. 16:27, 31–33; cf. Deut. 11:6; Ps. 106:17).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dathan
Dathan [dāˊthən] (Heb. (dāṯān; cf. Akk. datnu “strong”). The son of Eliab (Num. 16:1; 26:9), who with his brother supported Korah in challenging Moses’ leadership during the wilderness wanderings (16:1ff.). As a result both brothers were “swallowed up” by the earth (vv. 27, 31; cf. Deut.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dathan
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dathan
Da´than (belonging to a fountain), a Reubenite chieftain, son of Eliab, who joined the conspiracy of Korah the Levite. Num. 16:1; 26:9; Deut. 11:6; Ps. 106:17. (b.c. 1490–1452.)
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Relatives
Eliab Father
Abiram Brother
Nemuel Brother
Reuben Grandfather
Carmi Uncle
Hezron Uncle
Pallu Uncle
Enoch Uncle
Bohan Uncle