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Korah (father of the Korahites)
Father of the Sons of Korah in the Psalms.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Korah (Person)
KORAH (PERSON) [Heb qōraḥ (קֹרַח)]. KORAHITES. Names based on qrḥ, “bald, bald head,” are frequently attested in Semitic languages. In addition to several individuals named Korah, there is also the biblical Kareah, Qrḥ in Ugaritic and Arad Ostracon 49:2; Akkadian Qar-ḫa-a and Qa-ri-ḫi; Thamudic
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Korah
Korah. 1. Third son of Esau by Oholibamah, daughter of Anah (Gn 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chr 1:35).2. Esau’s grandson; fifth son of Eliphaz by Adah, daughter of Elon the Hittite (Gn 36:16).3. Eldest son of Izhar, Kohath’s son from Levi’s tribe (Ex 6:21, 24), who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Korah
KORAH1. Third son of Esau by Oholibamah, daughter of Anah (Gn 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chr 1:35).2. Esau’s grandson; fifth son of Eliphaz (Gn 36:16).3. Eldest son of Izhar, Kohath’s son from Levi’s tribe (Ex 6:21, 24), who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, accusing them of exalting
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Korah
Korah (kor´uh).1 The leader of an Edomite family group (Gen. 36:16, 18). He is listed as both the son of Esau (Gen. 36:5, 14; 1 Chron. 1:35) and the grandson of Esau, son of Eliphaz (Gen. 36:16).2 A son of Hebron (1 Chron. 2:43) who may have given his name to a Judean geographic site or family group
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Core
CORE. A Gr. or variant form in Jude 11 of Korah (q.v.). Korah was a cousin of Moses and Aaron (Ex 6:21), who led in a rebellion against their leadership (Num 16:1–49).
Korah
KORAH1. A son born to Esau and Aholibamah, his Hivite wife; he became a tribal chieftain (Gen 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chr 1:35).2. One of the “chiefs” descended from Esau and his Hittite wife Adah through their son Eliphaz (Gen 36:16).3. One of the sons of Hebron, included in the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:43).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Korah
KORAH (Heb. qōraḥ = baldness?). 1. Chief (av ‘Duke’) of Edom, son of Esau (Gn. 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Ch. 1:35). 2. Chief of Edom, son of Eliphaz (Gn. 36:16). As the name is omitted from Gn. 36:11 and 1 Ch. 1:36, some think this to be a gloss. 3. A son of Hebron (1 Ch. 2:43). 4. A grandson of Kohath and ancestor
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Korah
Korah (Heb. qōraḥ)1. A member of an Edomite clan, either a son (Gen. 36:14) or grandson (v. 16) of Esau, listed as one of the chiefs of Teman.2. The eldest son of Izhar (Exod. 6:21–24; 1 Chr. 6:38 [MT 23]), a descendant of Levi, of the Kohath division of levitical priests (1 Chr. 6:22 [7] calls him
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Korah
KORAH The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The third son of Esau and his Hivite wife, Oholibamah (Gen 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chr 1:35).2. The first cousin of Moses and Aaron, born to their uncle Izhar (Exod 6:18–21). A Levite and descendant of Kohath (Exod 6:21–24), Korah instigated a revolt against
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Korah
Ko´rah (baldness).1. Third son of Esau by Aholibamah. Gen. 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chron. 1:35. He was born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mount Seir, Gen. 36:5–9, and was one of the “dukes” of Edom. (b.c. 1790.)2. Another Edomitish “duke” of this name, sprung from Eliphaz, Esau’s son by Adah. Gen. 36:16.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Korah
KO´RAH (kōʹra).1. The third son of Esau by his Canaanite wife Oholibamah (Gen. 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chron. 1:35), about 1950 b.c. He was born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mt. Seir (Gen. 36:5–9), and became the chief of an Edomite tribe (36:18). “Korah, in Gen. 36:16 has probably been copied by mistake
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