Abiram

Abiram (Uh-bi´ruhm; Heb., “my father is exalted” or “the Exalted One is my father”)

1 A Reubenite who conspired to challenge the authority of Moses and the priestly leadership of Aaron. Abiram, along with Korah and Dathan as well as their families and possessions, perished when the ground opened and swallowed them (Num 16:1-40; Ps 106:16-18). 2 The firstborn son of Hiel the Bethelite (1Kgs 16:34). He died (possibly as a human sacrifice) when his father rebuilt the Jericho gates (1Kgs 16:34), fulfilling the word of Joshua (Josh 6:26).

Num 16:1-40

Revolt of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
1Now Korah son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth—descenda ... View more

Ps 106:16-18

16They were jealous of Moses in the camp,
and of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
and covered the faction of Abiram.1 ... View more

1Kgs 16:34

34In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho; he laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Seg ... View more

1Kgs 16:34

34In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho; he laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Seg ... View more

Josh 6:26

26Joshua then pronounced this oath, saying,
“Cursed before the Lord be anyone who tries
to build this city—this Jericho!
At the cost of his firstborn he shall l ... View more

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