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abiram


abiram


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Abiram 
  father  of  height;  i.e.,  "proud."  (1.)  One  of  the  sons  of  Eliab, 
  who  joined  Korah  in  the  conspiracy  against  Moses  and  Aaron.  He 
  and  all  the  conspirators,  with  their  families  and  possessions 
  (except  the  children  of  Korah),  were  swallowed  up  by  an 
  earthquake  (Num.  16:1-27;  26:9;  Ps  106:17). 
 
  (2.)  The  eldest  son  of  Hiel  the  Bethelite,  who  perished 
  prematurely  in  consequence  of  his  father's  undertaking  to 
  rebuild  Jericho  (1  Kings  16:34),  according  to  the  words  of 
  Joshua  (6:26).  (See  {JERICHO}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Abiram,  high  father;  father  of  deceit