Korah (son of Izhar)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
4. The son of Izhar the son of Kohath the son of Levi (Ex. 6:16ff.; Nu. 16:1; 1 Ch. 6:18, 31–38 [MT 3, 16–23]), a younger contemporary of Moses. There may have been generations, omitted in the record, between Izhar and Korah; that is a natural way of accounting for Amminadab (1 Ch. 6:22–30 [MT 7–15]).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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 (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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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.