Definitions of Nadab

  1. free and voluntary gift; prince
  2. ( liberal ). 1. The eldest son of Aaron and Elisheba. Exod 8 13 Numb 3:2. ( B.C. 1490.) He, his father and brother, and seventy old men of Israel were led out from the midst of the assembled people, ( Exodus 24:1 ) and were commended to stay and worship God " afar off," below the lofty summit of Sinai, where Moses alone was to come near to the Lord. Subsequently, ( Leviticus 10:1 ) Nadab and his brother were struck dead before the sanctuary by fire from the Lord. Their offence was kindling the incense in their censers with " strange" fire, i.e. not taken from that which burned perpetually, ( Leviticus 6:13 ) on the altar. 2. King Jeroboams son, who succeeded to the throne of Israel B.C. 954, and reigned two years. ( 1 Kings 15:25-31 ) At the siege of Gibbethon a conspiracy broke out in the midst of the army, and the king was slain by Baasha, a man of Issachar. 3. A son of Shammai ( 1 Chronicles 2:28 ) of the tribe of Judah. 4. A son of Gibeon, ( 1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 9:36 ) of the tribe of Benjamin.
  3. liberal, generous. The eldest of Aaron's four sons ( Exodus 6:23 ; Numbers 3:2 ). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah ( Exodus 28:1 ). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering ( Leviticus 10:1 Leviticus 10:2 ; Numbers 3:4 ; 26:60 ).
  4. liberal, generous. The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel ( 1 Kings 14:20 ). While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan ( Joshua 19:44 ), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha ( 1 Kings 15:25-28 ), after a reign of two years ( B.C. 955-953). The assassination of Nadab was followed by that of his whole house, and thus this great Ephraimite family became extinct ( 1 Kings 15:29 ).
  5. liberal, generous. One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:28 1 Chronicles 2:30 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[ N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. " Entry for Nadab". " Easton's Bible Dictionary". .