father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the sons of Aaron ( Exodus 6:23 ; Numbers 3:2 ; 26:60 ; 1 Chronicles 6:3 ). Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest's office ( Exodus 28:1 ). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses ( Exodus 24:1 Exodus 24:9 ). On one occasion he and Nadab his brother offered incense in their censers filled with "strange" (i.e., common) fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great brazen altar ( Leviticus 6:9 , etc.), and for this offence they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp ( Leviticus 10:1-11 ; Compare Numbers 3:4 ; 26:61 ; 1 Chronicles 24:2 ). It is probable that when they committed this offence they were intoxicated, for immediately after is given the law prohibiting the use of wine or strong drink to the priests.