Dathan

Dathan [N] [H] [S]

welled; belonging to a fountain, a son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who joined Korah (q.v.) in his conspiracy, and with his accomplices was swallowed up by an earthquake ( Numbers 16:1 ; 26:9 ; Deuteronomy 11:6 ; Psalms 106:17 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Dathan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Dathan [N] [E] [S]

laws or rites
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Dathan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Dathan [N] [E] [H]

(belonging to a fountain ) a Reubenite chieftain, son of Eliab, who joined the conspiracy of Korah the Levite. ( Numbers 16:1 ; 26:9 ; 11:6 ; Psalms 106:17 ) (B.C. 1490-1452).


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Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Dathan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

DATHAN

da'-than (dathan, meaning and derivation unknown, though the name is found in Assyrian, in the records of Shalmaneser II):

The son of Eliab the son of Pallu the son of Reuben (Numbers 26:5; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalms 106:17). He and his brother Abiram, with others, followed Korah the Levite in disputing the authority of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Numbers 16-17; 26; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalms 106:17). Other followers of Korah perished by fire before the tent of meeting, but Dathan and Abiram were swallowed up by the earth, with their families and their goods, at their tents. See KORAH.

Willis J. Beecher


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DATHAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.