What does Korah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
קֹ֑רַח son of Izhar 6
קֹ֥רַח son of Izhar 5
קֹֽרַח son of Izhar 5
קֹ֖רַח son of Izhar 4
קֹ֬רַח son of Izhar 4
קֹ֔רַח son of Izhar 3
קֹ֜רַח son of Izhar 2
κόρε a man who 1
וְקֹֽרַח son of Izhar 1
: קֹ֔רַח son of Izhar 1
קֹ֛רַח son of Izhar 1
קֹ֙רַח֙ son of Izhar 1
קֹ֛רֶח‪‬ son of Izhar 1
לְקֹ֔רַח son of Izhar 1
כְקֹ֙רַח֙ son of Izhar 1
קֹ֭רַח son of Izhar 1

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   1 son of Izhar, grandson of Kohath, great grandson of Levi and leader of the rebellion of the Israelites against Moses and Aaron while in the wilderness; punished and died by an earthquake and flames of fire.
   2 the 3rd son of Esau by Aholibamah and one of the dukes of Edom.
   3 son of Eliphaz by Adah, duke of Edom, and nephew of 1.
   4 one of the ‘sons’ of Hebron.
   Additional Information: Korah = “bald”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Korah
Ice, hail.
The third son of Esau, by Aholibamah (Genesis 36:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ).
A Levite, the son of Izhar, the brother of Amram, the father of Moses and Aaron (Exodus 6:21 ). The institution of the Aaronic priesthood and the Levitical service at Sinai was a great religious revolution. The old priesthood of the heads of families passed away. This gave rise to murmurings and discontent, while the Israelites were encamped at Kadesh for the first time, which came to a head in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, headed by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Two hundred and fifty princes, "men of renown" i.e., well-known men from among the other tribes, joined this conspiracy. The whole company demanded of Moses and Aaron that the old state of things should be restored, alleging that "they took too much upon them" (Numbers 16:1-3 ). On the morning after the outbreak, Korah and his associates presented themselves at the door of the tabernacle, and "took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon." But immediately "fire from the Lord" burst forth and destroyed them all (Numbers 16:35 ). Dathan and Abiram "came out and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children," and it came to pass "that the ground clave asunder that was under them; and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up." A plague thereafter began among the people who sympathized in the rebellion, and was only stayed by Aaron's appearing between the living and the dead, and making "an atonement for the people" (16:47). The descendants of the sons of Korah who did not participate in the rebellion afterwards rose to eminence in the Levitical service.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Korah
("bald".)
1. Esau's son, by Aholibamah (Genesis 36:5; Genesis 36:14; Genesis 36:18). A duke of Edom, born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mount Seir.
2. Sprung from Eliphaz (Genesis 36:16), but probably it is a copyist's error from Genesis 36:18. One manuscript of the Samaritan Pentateuch omits it.
3. A son of Hebron, descended from Judah (1 Chronicles 2:43).
4. Son (or, descendant) of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi. Ringleader of the rebellion against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16; Numbers 26:9-11); the one solitary anecdote recorded of the 38 years' wandering, uncircumcision, and shame, Not content with his honourable post as a Levite "minister" to the sanctuary, Korah "sought the priesthood also." Associated with him in the rebellion Dathan, Abiram, and On (the last is not mentioned subsequently), sprung from Reuben, who sought to regain the forfeited primogeniture and the primacy of their own tribe among Israel's tribes (1 Chronicles 5:1). The punishment answered to the Reubenites' sin, their pride was punished by "Reuben's men being made few," so that Moses prayed "let Reuben live and not die," i.e. be saved from extinction (Deuteronomy 33:6).
Elizaphan of the youngest branch, descended from Uzziel (Numbers 3:27; Numbers 3:30), was preferred before Korah of the elder Izharite branch and made "chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites"; hence probably arose his pique against Moses. With the undesigned coincidence which characterizes truth we find the Reubenites encamped next the Kohathites, so the two were conveniently situated for plotting together (Numbers 2). Korah with "250 princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown" (not restricted to the tribe of Reuben: Numbers 27:3), said to Moses and Aaron, "ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them" (compare Exodus 19:6). The Reubenites' sin was in desiring to set aside all special ministries, in which Korah to gain their support joined them ostensibly; he did not really wish to raise the people to a level with the Levites, but the Levites alone to the level of the priests.
Korah's sin answers to that of sacerdotalist ministers who, not content with the honour of the ministry (nowhere in the New Testament are Christian ministers called "sacrificing" or "sacerdotal priests," hiereis, a term belonging in the strict and highest sense to Jesus alone; restricted to Him and the Aaronic and pagan priests, and spiritually applied to all Christians: Matthew 8:4; Acts 14:13; Hebrews 5:6; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9), usurp Christ's sacrificing and mediatorial priesthood; also to that of all men who think to be saved by their own doings instead of by His mediatorial work for us (Acts 4:12). The Reubenites' sin answers to that of those who would set aside all ministers on the ground that all Christians are priests unto God. The fact that all Christians are "kings unto God" does not supersede the present need of kings and rulers, to whom the people delegate some of their rights and liberties.
Moses gave them a respite for repentance until the morrow: "take you censers, fire, and incense before the Lord tomorrow ... the man whom the Lord doth choose ... shall be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi," retorting their own words. People often charge others with the very sin which they themselves are committing. Upon Moses' sending for Dathan and Abiram they would not come, they retorted his own words: "is it a small thing (Numbers 16:9; Numbers 16:13) that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey ... then hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey," etc. With studied profanity they describe Egypt as that which God had described Canaan to be. "Wilt thou put out the eyes of these men?" i.e. throw dust in their eyes, blind them to your non-fulfillment of your fine promises.
Dathan and Abiram, their wives and children, stood at the door of their tents as though defying Moses to do his worst, when Moses by Jehovah's command told the people to get up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, i.e. from the tabernacle which these had set up in common opposition to the great tabernacle of the congregation. The three are mentioned here together as joined in a common cause though not now together locally. So the earth "clave asunder and swallowed up their houses and all the men (but not the sons, who probably shrank from their father's sin and escaped, Numbers 26:11) belonging unto Korah," namely, all who joined him in rebellion, namely, Durban, Abiram, and their children. Korah's tent stood with the Kohathites forming part of the inner line immediately S. of the tabernacle.
Dathan's and Abiram's, as in the outer line on the same side, were contiguous to Korah's tent, yet sufficiently separate to admit of his tent not being swallowed up as was theirs. Fire from Jehovah (probably from the altar, Leviticus 10:1-7) consumed Korah and the 250 incense offerers who were apart "at the door of the tabernacle" (Numbers 16:18-19; Numbers 16:33-35). In verse 27 Korah is not mentioned with Dathan and Abiram, which shows that Korah himself was elsewhere, namely, at the tabernacle door, when they were swallowed up. Thus, the impression on a superficial reading of Numbers 16, that Korah, Dathan and Abiram, and the men and goods of all three alike, were swallowed up, on a closer inspection is done away, and Numbers 16 appears in minute and undesigned harmony with Numbers 26:10-11. Similarly Psalms 106:17-18, distinguishes the end of Dathan and Abiram from Korah: "the earth ... swallowed up Dathan and ... the company of Abiram.
And a fire was kindled in their company," namely, Korah and the 250; these, having sinned by fire in offering incense, were retributively punished by fire. Korah had no opportunity of collecting his children about him, being away from his tent; he only had all the men of his family who abetted his rebellion along with him at the door of the tabernacle. "Despising dominion and speaking evil of dignities" is the sin of Korah and he "perished by gainsaying," i.e. speaking against Moses, a warning to all self sufficient despisers of authority. The effect of this terrible warning on the survivors of Korah was that the family attained high distinction subsequently. Samuel was a Korhite (1 Chronicles 6:22-28).
Korhites under David had the chief place in keeping the tabernacle doors (1 Chronicles 6:32-37), and in the psalmody (1 Chronicles 9:19; 1 Chronicles 9:33). Eleven psalms are inscribed with their name as the authors (Psalm 42; Psalm 44; Psalm 45; Psalm 46; Psalm 47; Psalm 48; Psalm 49; Psalm 84; Psalm 85; Psalm 87; Psalm 88; compare 2 Chronicles 20:19). (See JEHOSHAPHAT.) Their subject and tone are pleasant and cheerful, free from anything sad or harsh (Origen, Homily on 1 Sam.), more sublime and vehement than David's psalms, and glowing with spirituality and unction. Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph were respectively the son, grandson, and great grandson of Korah (Exodus 6:24, compare 1 Chronicles 6:22-23-37).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Korah
(koh' ruh) Personal name meaning “bald.” 1. A son of Esau (Genesis 36:5 ,Genesis 36:5,36:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ) who became chief of a clan of Edom (Genesis 36:18 ).
2. A grandson of Esau, son of Eliphaz, and chief of a clan of Edom (Genesis 36:16 ; 1 Chronicles 1:36 ).
3. A leader of rebellion against Moses and Aaron while Israel was camped in the wilderness of Paran (Numbers 16:1 ). Korah, Dathan, and Abiram led a confederacy of 250 princes of the people against Aaron's claim to the priesthood and Moses' claim to authority in general. The rebels contended that the entire congregation was sanctified and therefore qualified to perform priestly functions. As punishment for their insubordination, God caused the earth to open and swallow the leaders and their property. A fire from the Lord consumed the 250 followers.
4. A Levite descended from Izhar, of the family of Kohath (Exodus 6:21 ; 1Chronicles 6:22,1 Chronicles 6:37 ), probably to be identified with 3. above. The sons of Korah and Asaph were the two most prominent groups of Temple singers (compare 2 Chronicles 20:19 ). Many of the Psalms with the heading “A Psalm of the Sons of Korah” may have been taken from their hymnbook (Psalm 42:1 ; Psalm 44-49 ; Psalm 84-85 ; Psalm 87-88 ). In a later list of Temple singers the group of Heman replaced Korah and was joined by Asaph and Ethan as the three groups of Temple singers (1 Chronicles 6:33-48 ). The members of the group of Korah were also gatekeepers (1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 1Chronicles 26:1,1 Chronicles 26:19 ) and bakers of sacrificial cakes (1 Chronicles 9:31 ).
5. A son of Hebron in the lineage of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:43 ). 6 . Possibly a town in Judah near Hebron. The five Korahites who joined David at Ziklag may have been persons from this town (1 Chronicles 12:6 ). However, since these five men are also identified as Benjamites (1 Chronicles 12:2 ), they may have been from a town of this same name whose location has yet to be determined.
Mike Mitchell and Phil Logan
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Korah, Dathan, Abiram
KORAH, DATHAN, ABIRAM . The story of the rebellion of Korah, as contained in Numbers 16:17 , is now combined with what was originally an entirely different narrative that of the resistance of Dathan and Abiram , who were laymen , to the civil authority of Moses. Refusing to obey Moses’ summons to appear before him, Dathan and Abiram, along with their households, were swallowed up by the earth ( Numbers 16:1 b, Numbers 16:2-7 a, Numbers 16:25 Numbers 16:25 f., Numbers 16:27-34 [1] ]). The story of Korah proper contains two strata, the work of Priestly writers of different ages. The first of these ( Numbers 16:1 a, Numbers 16:2-7 a, Numbers 16:27 Numbers 16:27 a, Numbers 16:32 b, Numbers 16:35 ; Numbers 16:41-50 ch. 17) describes a revolt of Korah, at the head of 250 princes of the congregation, against Moses and Aaron , in the interests of the people al large as against the tribe of Levi . The matter is decided by the test of the censers, the rebels being consumed by fire from the Lord. The sequel is found in ch. 17 the blossoming of Aaron’s rod. The latest narrative ( Numbers 16:16 Numbers 16:16 f., Numbers 16:36-40 ) represents Korah at the head of 250 Levites , opposing, in the interests of the tribe of Levi, the monopoly of the priesthood claimed by Aaron. These last two narratives are memorials of the struggles that took place, and the various stages that were passed through, before the prerogatives of Levi were admitted by the other tribes, and those of the house of Aaron by the other Levitical families. [2] has Core for Korah ].
Chabad Knowledge Base - Korah
First cousin of Moses and Aaron. Led a revolt against Moses and Aaron, claiming that the priesthood should not belong exclusively to Aaron and his descendants. He and his followers were swallowed up by the ground.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Korah
1. Son of Izhar, a son of Kohath. He with Dathan and Abiram headed the rebellion against Moses and Aaron, saying that they took too much upon themselves, whereas all the people were holy. There were gathered to them two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation who were Levites. Dathan and Abiram were of the tribe of Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and were perhaps jealous of the ascendancy of the sons of Levi. Their complaint against Moses is different from that of the Levites, and insinuated that Moses aimed at being a prince over them. They were swallowed up with their families by an opening of the earth; whereas Korah and his company were devoured by the fire of the Lord. With these it was an ecclesiastical rebellion: "they strove against Jehovah" in His appointed priesthood. The whole rebellion was a type of opposition against the royalty and priesthood of Christ. Exodus 6:21,24 ; Numbers 16:1-49 ; Numbers 26:9-11 ; Numbers 27:3 ; 1 Chronicles 6:22,37 ; 1 Chronicles 9:19 .
Numbers 26:10 seems to say that Korah was swallowed up by the earth; but Numbers 16:32 speaks only of the "men that appertained unto Korah;" and in Deuteronomy 11:6 and Psalm 106:17,18 only Dathan and Abiram are named as being swallowed up. There was an exception in the case of Korah, in that his children were not included in the punishment. Numbers 26:11 . In Jude 11 he is called CORE. To his sons or descendants, who took part in 'the service of song,' the following Psalms are inscribed: Psalm 42 , Psalm 44 — Psalm 49 , Psalm 84 , Psalm 85 , Psalm 87 , Psalm 88 .
2. Son of Esau and Aholibamah. Genesis 36:5,14,18 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 .
3. Son of Eliphaz, a son of Esau. Genesis 36:16 .
4. Son of Hebron. 1 Chronicles 2:13 .

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Core - (coh' rih) KJV transliteration of Greek spelling of Korah in Jude 1:11 . See Korah
Abiasaph - Levite, one of the sons of Korah, and the head of one of the families of the Korhites. In 1 Chronicles 6:37 ; 1 Chronicles 9:19 there is EBIASAPHa Son of Korah, who is probably the same. The Ebiasaph of 1 Chronicles 6:23 is apparently a great grandson of Korah
Korahites - (kawr' uh hitess) Descendants of Korah who belonged to the Kohathite Levites. See Kohathites ; Korah
Dathan - (See AARON; ABIRAM; Korah. ) He and Abiram , sons of Reuben, conspired with Korah against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16:1-26; Numbers 16:9-11; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalms 106:17)
Core - See Korah
Core - See Korah
Dathan - See Korah
Korahites - That portion of the Kohathites that descended from Korah. There are eleven psalms Psalm 84 ; 85 ; 87 ; 88 ) dedicated to the sons of Korah. ...
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Some of the sons of Korah also were "porters" of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:17-19 ); one of them was over "things that were made in the pans" (31), i
Dathan - See Korah
Abiram - One of the sons of Eliab, the Reubenite, who were destroyed with Korah for a conspiracy against Moses. See Korah
Dathan - Son of Eliab the Reubenite: he joined with Korah and Abiram in rebellion against Moses and Aaron, and was with Abiram swallowed up by the earth. See Korah
Abiram - A Reubenite, son of Eliab; conspired with Dathan and On, Reubenites, and Korah, a Levite, against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16). (See AARON; Korah
Korah, Dathan, Abiram - Korah, DATHAN, ABIRAM . The story of the rebellion of Korah, as contained in Numbers 16:17 , is now combined with what was originally an entirely different narrative that of the resistance of Dathan and Abiram , who were laymen , to the civil authority of Moses. The story of Korah proper contains two strata, the work of Priestly writers of different ages. 17) describes a revolt of Korah, at the head of 250 princes of the congregation, against Moses and Aaron , in the interests of the people al large as against the tribe of Levi . , Numbers 16:36-40 ) represents Korah at the head of 250 Levites , opposing, in the interests of the tribe of Levi, the monopoly of the priesthood claimed by Aaron. ]'>[2] has Core for Korah ]
Dathan - Son of Eliab, one of the rebels with Korah
Dathan - One of the rebels, in company with Korah, against the authority of Moses, and Aaron, Numbers 16:1-50
On ben peleth - Originally a leader in Korah�s mutiny, his wife persuaded him to disaffiliate from the cause, thus saving his life
Abiram - A Reubenite, son of Eliab, who rose in the conspiracy headed by Korah against Moses and Aaron, and who perished by the judgement of God, Numbers 16 : See Korah...
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Abiram - "
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 (Numbers 16:1-27 ; 26:9 ; Psalm 106:17 )
Kore - Son of Ebiasaph, a Levite of the family of Korah and father of Shallum and Meshelemiah, gatekeepers at the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 1 Chronicles 26:1 ). The name should be Korah (see modern versions)
Abiram - A prince of Reuben, who with Korah, Dathan, etc
Abiasaph - ” A levitical priest in the line of Korah (Exodus 6:24 )
ma'Hath -
A Zohathite of the house of Korah
Assir - Son of Korah
Nepheg - Son of Izhar and brother of Korah ( Exodus 6:21 )
Abiasaph - Father of gathering; the gatherer, the youngest of the three sons of Korah the Levite, head of a family of Korhites (Exodus 6:24 ); called Ebisaph (1 Chronicles 6:37 )
da'Than - (belonging to a fountain ) a Reubenite chieftain, son of Eliab, who joined the conspiracy of Korah the Levite
Izhar - He was father of Korah (Numbers 16:1 ). See Korah
on (1) - Son of Peleth, chief of Reuben; took part with Korah, Dathan, etc
as'Sir -
Son of Korah
Dathan - Welled; belonging to a fountain, a son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who joined Korah (q
Korah - Ringleader of the rebellion against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 16; Numbers 26:9-11); the one solitary anecdote recorded of the 38 years' wandering, uncircumcision, and shame, Not content with his honourable post as a Levite "minister" to the sanctuary, Korah "sought the priesthood also. ...
Elizaphan of the youngest branch, descended from Uzziel (Numbers 3:27; Numbers 3:30), was preferred before Korah of the elder Izharite branch and made "chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites"; hence probably arose his pique against Moses. Korah with "250 princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown" (not restricted to the tribe of Reuben: Numbers 27:3), said to Moses and Aaron, "ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them" (compare Exodus 19:6). The Reubenites' sin was in desiring to set aside all special ministries, in which Korah to gain their support joined them ostensibly; he did not really wish to raise the people to a level with the Levites, but the Levites alone to the level of the priests. ...
Korah's sin answers to that of sacerdotalist ministers who, not content with the honour of the ministry (nowhere in the New Testament are Christian ministers called "sacrificing" or "sacerdotal priests," hiereis, a term belonging in the strict and highest sense to Jesus alone; restricted to Him and the Aaronic and pagan priests, and spiritually applied to all Christians: Matthew 8:4; Acts 14:13; Hebrews 5:6; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9), usurp Christ's sacrificing and mediatorial priesthood; also to that of all men who think to be saved by their own doings instead of by His mediatorial work for us (Acts 4:12). ...
Dathan and Abiram, their wives and children, stood at the door of their tents as though defying Moses to do his worst, when Moses by Jehovah's command told the people to get up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, i. So the earth "clave asunder and swallowed up their houses and all the men (but not the sons, who probably shrank from their father's sin and escaped, Numbers 26:11) belonging unto Korah," namely, all who joined him in rebellion, namely, Durban, Abiram, and their children. Korah's tent stood with the Kohathites forming part of the inner line immediately S. ...
Dathan's and Abiram's, as in the outer line on the same side, were contiguous to Korah's tent, yet sufficiently separate to admit of his tent not being swallowed up as was theirs. Fire from Jehovah (probably from the altar, Leviticus 10:1-7) consumed Korah and the 250 incense offerers who were apart "at the door of the tabernacle" (Numbers 16:18-19; Numbers 16:33-35). In verse 27 Korah is not mentioned with Dathan and Abiram, which shows that Korah himself was elsewhere, namely, at the tabernacle door, when they were swallowed up. Thus, the impression on a superficial reading of Numbers 16, that Korah, Dathan and Abiram, and the men and goods of all three alike, were swallowed up, on a closer inspection is done away, and Numbers 16 appears in minute and undesigned harmony with Numbers 26:10-11. Similarly Psalms 106:17-18, distinguishes the end of Dathan and Abiram from Korah: "the earth . ...
And a fire was kindled in their company," namely, Korah and the 250; these, having sinned by fire in offering incense, were retributively punished by fire. Korah had no opportunity of collecting his children about him, being away from his tent; he only had all the men of his family who abetted his rebellion along with him at the door of the tabernacle. "Despising dominion and speaking evil of dignities" is the sin of Korah and he "perished by gainsaying," i. The effect of this terrible warning on the survivors of Korah was that the family attained high distinction subsequently. Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph were respectively the son, grandson, and great grandson of Korah (Exodus 6:24, compare 1 Chronicles 6:22-23-37)
Korah - Korah, Dathan, and Abiram led a confederacy of 250 princes of the people against Aaron's claim to the priesthood and Moses' claim to authority in general. The sons of Korah and Asaph were the two most prominent groups of Temple singers (compare 2 Chronicles 20:19 ). Many of the Psalms with the heading “A Psalm of the Sons of Korah” may have been taken from their hymnbook (Psalm 42:1 ; Psalm 44-49 ; Psalm 84-85 ; Psalm 87-88 ). In a later list of Temple singers the group of Heman replaced Korah and was joined by Asaph and Ethan as the three groups of Temple singers (1 Chronicles 6:33-48 ). The members of the group of Korah were also gatekeepers (1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 1Chronicles 26:1,1 Chronicles 26:19 ) and bakers of sacrificial cakes (1 Chronicles 9:31 ). The five Korahites who joined David at Ziklag may have been persons from this town (1 Chronicles 12:6 )
Elkanah - Son of Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi (Exodus 6:24); compare 1 Chronicles 6:22-23, where an Elkanah is mentioned, grandson of Korah. "The children of Korah died not" when he was consumed (Numbers 26:11)
Aholibamah - She bare to Esau "duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah
Abiram - Korah
Abi'Asaph - ( 1 Chronicles 6:23,37 ; 9:19 ) one of the descendants of Korah, and head of the Korhites
Korahites, Korathites, Korhites - Descendants of Korah, the grandson of Kohath
Korah - They were swallowed up with their families by an opening of the earth; whereas Korah and his company were devoured by the fire of the Lord. ...
Numbers 26:10 seems to say that Korah was swallowed up by the earth; but Numbers 16:32 speaks only of the "men that appertained unto Korah;" and in Deuteronomy 11:6 and Psalm 106:17,18 only Dathan and Abiram are named as being swallowed up. There was an exception in the case of Korah, in that his children were not included in the punishment
Kore - Son of Ebiasaph, a son of Korah (No. 'The sons of Kore,' better translated the sons of 'the Korahites
Peleth - The name is possibly a textual corruption of Pallu (Genesis 46:9 ; Numbers 26:5 ,Numbers 26:5,26:8 ), whose descendants are also associated with the Korah rebellion (Numbers 26:9-10 )
Mattithiah - ...
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The eldest son of Shallum, of the family of Korah (1 Chronicles 9:31 )
Jediael - Son of Meshelemiah, a descendant of Korah
iz'Har - (oil ), son of Kohath grandson of Levi, uncle of Aaron and Moses and father of Korah
Cainites - They honoured those who carry in Scripture the most visible marks of reprobation; as the inhabitants of Sodom, Esau, Korah, Dathan, and Abram
Tappuah (2) - ) But the continuation of the genealogy, and Korah being never mentioned as a place, requires Hebron to be a person
Korah - This gave rise to murmurings and discontent, while the Israelites were encamped at Kadesh for the first time, which came to a head in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, headed by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. On the morning after the outbreak, Korah and his associates presented themselves at the door of the tabernacle, and "took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon. The descendants of the sons of Korah who did not participate in the rebellion afterwards rose to eminence in the Levitical service
ko'Rah - (Numbers 16 ; 26:9-11 ) The particular grievance which rankled in the mind of Korah and his company was their exclusion from the office of the priesthood, and their being confined --those among them who were Levites-- to the inferior service of the tabernacle. Korah's position as leader in this rebellion was evidently the result of his personal character, which was that of a bold, haughty and ambitious man. ) In the New Testament (Jude 1:11 ) Korah is coupled with Cain and Balaam
Assir - A son of Korah (Exodus 6:24 ), the leader of the rebellion against Moses (Numbers 16:1-35 )
Murmuring - The verb is used in the same connexion in 1 Corinthians 10:10 -‘Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer,’ the allusion being apparently to the rebellion of Korah against the authority of Moses and Aaron, which was followed by the punishment of violent death (Numbers 16). Again there is a reference to the incident of Korah (Judges 1:11). ...
The term thus appears to have been used by the NT writers in a specific sense (suggested by the classical instance of Korah) of disloyalty in one way or another to the Church, its traditions, its harmony and unity. 1 Corinthians 10:10 and Judges 1:16 suggest that, as in the case of Korah, such murmurings are really against God Himself
Elkanah -
The second son of Korah (Exodus 6:24 ), or, according to 1 Chronicles 6:22,23 , more correctly his grandson
Elkanah - Son or grandson of Korah
Abiasaph - ...
("whose father God took away," namely, Korah: Numbers...
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Elkanah - One of the sons of Korah, the priest (Exodus 6:24 )
Hebron (1) - A son of Mareshah and father of Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema ( 1 Chronicles 2:42-43 )
Anah - Mother of Oholibamah, a wife of Esau (Genesis 36:2 ), and grandmother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (Genesis 36:14 )
Aholibamah - Jaalam, Korah, became head of a tribe
Censer - The same word is used when the company of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram were put to the test; the censers were probably hastily constructed ones, for 250 were needed
Aaron's Rod - ...
The rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16:1-50 ) made it necessary to determine who would be eligible to come before God in the tabernacle as priests (see Numbers 17:1-11 )
Maschil - Thus Psalms 32 is inscribed, "A Psalm of David, Maschil;" and Psalms 42, "To the chief musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah
on - Son of Peleth, a Reubenite: he joined with Korah in murmuring against Moses and Aaron
el'Kanah, -
Son, or rather grandson, see (1 Chronicles 6:22,23 ) ( 1 Chronicles 6:7,8 ) of Korah, according to ( Exodus 6:24 ) ...
A descendant of the above in the line of Ahimoth, otherwise Mahath, (1 Chronicles 6;26,35 ; Hebr 11:20 ...
Another Kohathite Levite, father of Samuel the illustrious judge and prophet
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Aaron
Samuel - He was the son of Elkanah a Levite, descended from that Korah who perished in the wilderness
Earth - Exodus 15:12 (a) This statement probably refers to the incident in the life of Moses when the earth opened up a cavity and Korah, Dothan and Abiram went down alive into hell
Earthquake - (Matthew 27:51-54 ) Earthquakes are not unfrequently accompanied by fissures of the earth's surface; instances of this are recorded in connection with the destruction of Korah and his company, (Numbers 16:32 ) and at the time of our Lord's death, (Matthew 27:51 ) the former may be paralleled by a similar occurrence at Oppido in Calabria A
Waves - This Psalm was written by the "sons of Korah. " It is recorded that Korah and his family, with the exception of his sons, went down alive into hell
Elkanah - A son of Korah ( Exodus 6:24 )
Shoshannim - The beauty of the innocent, pure, lily like "virgins" (Psalms 45:9; Psalms 45:14) is spiritual; for the other psalms of the authors of Psalm 45, namely, "the sons of Korah," are all spiritual
Earthquake - The first account we have of an earthquake is in the book of Numbers, (Numbers 16:28-34) in the instance of God's judgments upon the rebellion of Korah, and his company
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Psalm 88:6 (b) Since this was written by the sons of Korah, whose father went down to hell alive, therefore, it may be that these sons are indicating that they too should have been punished by GOD, but instead were saved by His grace
Amminadab - = Izhar, son of Kohath, father of Korah (1 Chronicles 6:22; compare 1 Chronicles 6:2; 1 Chronicles 6:18)
Abiram - ABIRAM, the son of Eliab, of the tribe of Reuben, was one of those who conspired with Korah and Dathan against Moses in the wilderness, and was swallowed up alive, with his companions, by the earth, which opened to receive them, Numbers 16
Heman - Not that Psalm 89, was actually by Heman; it was by "sons of Korah" who attributed the authorship to Heman by way of honour (Hengstenberg)
Asaph - A Korahite ( 1 Chronicles 26:1 ), same as Abiasaph (wh. At a later period they share the musical service with the ‘sons of Korah’ (see Korahites)
Censer - Korah and his company had censers, Numbers 16:6; Numbers 16:17; Numbers 16:37-39; but they were doubtless of the common sort
Mahalath - David and the sons of Korah after him delight in such poetical enigmas in titles of psalms
Heel - ...
Psalm 49:5 (b) This evidently refers to the evils which were felt and remembered by the sons of Korah in their path and in their walk on previous occasions
Incense - The Levites were not permitted to touch the censers; and Korah, Dathan, and Abiram suffered a terrible punishment for violating this prohibition
Hadarezer - ) Edom invaded Israel during David's absence at the Euphrates; Psalm 44 by the sons of Korah alludes to this
Kadesh - (See HORMAH; Korah
Kadesh - (See HORMAH; Korah
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Numbers 17:10 (c) Aaron's rod in the presence of GOD was the evidence to be used against the rebellious people of Israel, if there should ever be a question of GOD's righteousness in punishing Korah and his company
Keep, Oversee - Of the 55 psalms involved, 39 are connected with the name of David, 9 with Korah, and 5 with Asaph, leaving only two anonymous psalms
Incense - This restriction prompted Korah and other Levites to rebel against Moses and Aaron
Kohath, Kohathites - Amram is of peculiar importance, because his children were Aaron and Moses ( Exodus 6:20 , 1 Chronicles 23:13-17 ); and Korah, a son of Izhar, was notorious in priestly tradition ( Numbers 16:1-50 ). See Korah, Dathan, Abiram
Censer - Korah and his company were told to take censers, with which they had furnished themselves as aspiring to share in Aaron's priesthood
Aaron - He was consecrated the first high priest by God's directions, Exodus 28:1-29:46 Leviticus 8:1-36 ; and was afterwards confirmed in his office by the destruction of Korah and his company, by the staying of the plague at his intercession, and by the budding of his rod, Numbers 16:1-17:13
Hell - Korah and his company and their houses went down into 'sheol
Aaron - (Exodus 29:9 ) From this time the history of Aaron is almost entirely that of the priesthood, and its chief feature is the great rebellion of Korah and the Levites
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AUTHORS: David composed 80 of the Psalms, Asaph wrote four, singers of his school (See below) penned eight, the sons of Korah of David's and Solomon's times seven, Solomon two. The title ascribes the psalm to "the sons of Korah," just as in 2 Chronicles 20:19 the Korahites are in front of the Jews' army "to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high"; so Psalms 47:5 answers to 2 Chronicles 35:20-25. Eight others (Psalm 74-77; Psalm 79-81; Psalm 83), marked by his name, belong to singers in later times, who regarded him as their founder, just as the sons (followers) of Korah regarded Korah. ...
The psalms of the sons of Korah are fourteen, of which seven belong to David's and Solomon's times, and seven to later times. Psalm 42; Psalm 43; Psalm 84; Psalm 86 (according to Hengstenberg, as occurring in the midst of Korahitic psalms though superscribed with David's name), refer to Absaiom's rebellion; Psalm 44 on the invasion of the Edomites (2 Samuel 8:13; 1 Chronicles 18:12; 1 Kings 11:15-16); Psalm 49 of general import; Psalm 45 on King Messiah's marriage to Israel and the church, in Solomon's time; Psalm 47; Psalm 48; Psalm 83, in Jehoshaphat's time; Psalm 46; Psalm 87, refer to Sennacherib's host overthrown before Jerusalem, in Hezekiah's reign; Psalm 85; Psalm 88; Psalm 89, before the Babylonian captivity. ...
Neither Heman nor the sons of Heman are named in the superscriptions, but the sons of Korah; perhaps because Heman, though musical and head of the Korahitic singers, was not also poetically gifted as was Asaph; Psalm 88, is gloom throughout, yet the title calls it (shir ) a "song" of joy; this can only refer to Psalm 89 which follows being paired with it; it was when the "anointed" of David's throne (Josiah) had his "crown profaned on the ground," being not able to" stand in the battle" (Psalms 89:43), and his son Jehoahaz after a three months' reign was carried to Egypt by Pharaoh Necho (2 Chronicles 20:26; 2 Chronicles 36:1-4; Psalms 89:45); the title, "to the chief musician," shows the temple was standing, Josiah had just before caused a religious revival. A similar proof of the correctness of the text appears in the fact that the ELOHIM psalms are peculiar to the first three books, those of David, Asaph, and the sons of Korah. The second book (Psalm 42-72) the Elohim psalms; namely, of David's singers, the sons of Korah (Psalm 42-49), Asaph's (Psalm 1. Psalm 73-89, the Jehovah psalms of David's singers; of Asaph (Psalm 73; Psalm 83), of the sons of Korah (Psalm 84-89)
Priest; Priesthood - 16:5-7: “And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even tomorrow the Lord will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him. This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company; And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the Lord … the man whom the Lord doth choose, he shall be holy
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Psalm 48:6 (a) The sons of Korah are describing the sudden out
Sheol - ...
To go to Sheol alive was regarded as a punishment for exceptional wickedness (Psalm 55:15 ; Numbers 16:30 ,Numbers 16:30,16:33 where the earth swallowed Korah and his band alive)
Jude, the Book of - ...
The second set appeals to:...
(1) Cain (2) Balaam (who in Rabbinic tradition is the father of the libertines) (3) Korah (who challenged Moses' authority)
Aaron - ), in the wilderness of Paran, the rebellion took place of Korah and the Levites against Aaron's monopoly of the priesthood, and of Dathan, Abiram, and the Reubenites against Moses' authority as civil leader. As Aaron jealously murmured against Moses, so Korah murmured against him. Fire from the Lord avenged his cause on Korah and the 250 priestsn with him burning incense: and the earth swallowed up the Reubenites with Dathan and Abiram. "...
A plague from the Lord had threatened to destroy utterly the people for murmuring against Moses and Aaron as the murderers of Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and their accomplices, when Aaron proved the efficacy of his priesthood by risking his own life for his ungrateful people, and "making atonement for the people" with incense in a censer, and "standing between the living and the dead," so that the plague was stopped (Numbers 16)
Psalms - The "sons of Korah," who formed a leading part of the Kohathite singers ( 2 Chronicles 20:19 ), were intrusted with the arranging and singing of Psalm 424449848587,44-49,84,85,87 , and 88
Rod - When it budded in the tabernacle, and the others did not, He was showing Israel that He rejected the claims of Korah, Dothan and Abiram, and all others who assumed the place of leadership
Boasting - ...
Proper Boasting In Psalm 44:8 the sons of Korah confess, "In God we make our boast all day long
Aaron - When Korah, Dathan, and Abiram opposed Moses and Aaron, Aaron's intercession stopped the plague (Numbers 16:1 )
Perish - The leaders of the rebellion against the Aaronic priesthood (Korah, Dathan, and Abiram) and their families were swallowed up by the ground: “… and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation” ( Deuteronomy - , to explain the absence of Korah in Deuteronomy 11:6 , if the author read Numbers 16:1-50 in its present form, where Korah from P Aaron - ...
Twenty years after this, when the children of Israel were encamped in the wilderness of Paran, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram conspired against Aaron and his sons; but a fearful judgment from God fell upon them, and they were destroyed, and the next day thousands of the people also perished by a fierce pestilence, the ravages of which were only stayed by the interposition of Aaron (Numbers 16 )
Fire - And the rebellion of Korah and his followers also resulted in many of them perishing by fire, a manifestation of God's hot anger (Numbers 16:35 ; 26:10 ; Leviticus 10:2 )
Rock - Hidden, or sunken, rocks is an eminently appropriate metaphor by which to describe the ungodly character of those who, like Balaam and Korah, were inclined to mar the fellowship of Christian believers
Mouth - Numbers 16:30 (a) By this figure is described the opening up of the crust of the earth which permitted Korah, Dothan and Abiram and their properties and families to go down into the heart of the earth or hell
Cainites - They claimed fellowship with Esau, Korah, the men of Sodom, and all such people, and regarded themselves as on that account persecuted by the Creator
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Korah and his company
Numbers, Book of - Rebellion of Korah (P [3] , Korah with 250 princes, who were representatives of all the secular tribes, rebelled against the claim for the special sanctity of the tribe of Levi. , Numbers 17:1-5 ), which represent Korah’s company as Levites , who rebel against the claim of superior sanctity for the family of Aaron
Numbers, Book of - Then is recorded the rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, that which is spoken of in the N. See Korah
Psalms - Psalms 42:1-11 ; Psalms 43:1-5 ; Psalms 44:1-26 ; Psalms 45:1-17 ; Psalms 46:1-11 ; Psalms 47:1-9 ; Psalms 48:1-14 ; Psalms 49:1-20 are all entitled ‘of the sons of Korah,’ except Psalms 43:1-5 , which is a continuation of Psalms 42:1-11 (see above). Of Psalms 84:1-12 ; Psalms 85:1-13 ; Psalms 86:1-17 ; Psalms 87:1-7 ; Psalms 88:1-18 ; Psalms 89:1-52 , four ( Psalms 84:1-12 ; Psalms 85:1-13 ; Psalms 87:1-7 ; Psalms 88:1-18 ) are entitled ‘of the sons of Korah,’ one ( Psalms 86:1-17 ) ‘of David,’ and one ( Psalms 69:1-36 ) ‘of Ethan
Psalms the Book of - " According to these titles, 73 Psalms are ascribed to David, 12 to Asaph, one of David's singers, 12 to the sons of Korah, a priestly family of singers of David's time, 2 (72d and 127th) to Solomon, 1 (90th) to Moses, and 1 (89th) to Ethan
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Destruction of Korah, etc
Sign - ...
Numbers 26:10 (a) The disaster sent upon Korah and his company was ever to remind Israel and us, too, of the punishment of GOD upon those who rebel against His order
Music, Instruments, Dancing - Guilds of musicians, known through reference to their founders in some psalm headings (for example, “the sons of Korah”), were evidently devoted to the discipline of liturgical music. Others mentioned include the sons of Korah, Asaph, Solomon, Heman the Ezrahite, Ethan the Ezrahite, Moses, and Jeduthun
Samuel - )...
The father, though sprung from Korah the Levite, lived in Mount Ephraim, and became incorporated with Ephraim
Moses - ...
When Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and their company rose against Moses and Aaron, 'he fell on his face,' and left the matter in God's hands
Moses - The ill success of the expedition against the Amalekites, according to Josephus, occasioned the rebellion of Korah, which broke out shortly after, against Moses and Aaron, with greater violence than any of the foregoing, under Korah, the ringleader, who drew into it Dathan and Abiram, the heads of the senior tribe of Reuben, and two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, among whom were even several of the Levites. ( See Korah
Typology - They were not to complain or murmur as the Israelites did when they were bitten by fiery serpents or in the judgment of the sons of Korah (1 Corinthians 10:9-10 ; compare Numbers 16:1 ; Numbers 21:1 )
Jude, Epistle of - Sceptical like Cain, greedy inciters to lust like Balaam, rebellious like Korah, they are plunging into destruction
Wanderings of the Israelites - Then followed the rebellion of Korah
Church - " For a minister to pretend to offer a literal sacrifice in the Lord's supper, or to have the sacerdotal priesthood (which pertains to Christ alone), would be the sin which Moses charged on Korah: "Seemeth it but a small thing unto you that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation to bring you near to Himself,
Ecclesiastes, the Book of - So the sons of Korah write Psalm 42 as from David's soul, in his trans-jordanic flight from Absalom, so that David is the speaker throughout
Psalms, Book of - Two different guild collections are included in the Psalms of the sons of Korah (Psalm 42-49 ) and the Psalms of Asaph (Psalm 73-83 )
Edom - ...
Psalm 44 was written by the sons of Korah in the midst of Edom's invasion of Israel, taking advantage of David's absence at the Euphrates
Psalms, Book of - They are mostly 'for, or of ' Asaph and the sons of Korah — Levites
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - The purpose of Optatus is to shew that it was not the church which cast off the Donatists, but they who separated from the church, following the example of Korah and his company
Name, Names - For instance, there is the frequency of names denoting personal qualities, Adin, Amasai, Jaddua, Korah, Solomon , etc
Miracles - ...
Curing the waters of Marah Exodus 15:23-25 ...
Manna from heaven Exodus 16:14-35 ...
Water from the rock at Rephidim Exodus 17:5-7 ...
Death of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10:1 - 2 ...
The earth swallows the murmurers, and...
the death of Korah, Dathan and Abiram Numbers 16:31-40 ...
Budding of Aaron's rod at Kadesh Numbers 17:8 ...
Water from the rock at Meribah Numbers 20:7-11 ...
The brazen serpent: Israel healed Mark 9:14-2745 - 9 ...
Balaam's ass speaking Numbers 22:21-35 ...
Parting the Jordan Joshua 3:14-17 ...
In the Land
Family Life And Relations - The families of Dathan, Abiram, and Korah, and the latter's entire household, were destroyed because of the rebellion of their leaders (Numbers 16:32-35 )
Samuel, First Book of - He was the son of Hannah and Elkanah, a descendant of Korah, of Ramathaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim
Aaron - The first was the destruction of Korah, who sought that office for himself, and of the two hundred and fifty Levites who supported his pretensions, Numbers 16
Priest - The Lord ordained, Numbers 16:40 , that no stranger, which was not of the seed of Aaron, should come near to offer incense unto the Lord, that he might not be as Korah and his company
Deuteronomy, the Book of - ), and not mentioned as "blessing" the people, the prerogative of the priests (Numbers 6:23-27, compare Deuteronomy 10:8-9); but in Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 18:7; Deuteronomy 11:6) the Levites and Aaronite priests not being mutually distinguished, and Korah not being mentioned with Dathan and Abiram in their rebellion) is accounted for by the consideration that Moses in Deuteronomy is addressing the people, and for the time takes no notice of the distinction of orders among ministers, and, similarly referring to the rebellions of the people against God, takes no notice of the minister Korah's share in the rebellion, as not suiting his present purpose
Wilderness of the Wanderings - , Numbers 15; Korah's rebellion, etc. Then follows a miserable, irregular course, at one time toward Canaan, then back toward the Egypt of the world or to the Sinai of legalism; a spiritual blank, marked only by the Sabbath breaking case and the Korah rebellion against spiritual authority
Miracle - 16 and special provisions at key moments, most notably water from the rock 17:1-7; Numbers 10:1-13 ) and destruction of those who disobey God and challenge his appointed leaders (most notably the sudden deaths of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10:1-7 ; and the earthquake that swallows Korah and his fellow rebels Numbers 16 )
Government of the Hebrews - In order to confirm them in the duties which devolved upon them, and to throw at the greatest distance the mean and lurking principle just mentioned, God, after the sedition of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, sanctioned the separation of the whole tribe, which had been previously made to the service of religion and the state, by a most evident and striking miracle, Numbers 16:1-7
Moses - Instead of vindicating himself in the case of Korah (Numbers 16) and Miriam (Numbers 12) he leaves his cause with God, and tenderly intercedes for Miriam
Neology - When Korah, Dathan, and Abiram were swallowed up, Moses had previously "secretly undermined the earth