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ithamar in the Bible

palm isle, the fourth and youngest son of Aaron (1 Chr. 6:3). He was consecrated to the priesthood along with his brothers (Ex. 6:23); and after the death of Nadab and Abihu, he and Eleazar alone discharged the functions of that office (Lev. 10:6, 12; Num. 3:4). He and his family occupied the position of common priest till the high priesthood passed into his family in the person of Eli (1 Kings 2:27), the reasons for which are not recorded. (See ZADOK.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • In the morning, ithamar had entered with his division and garrisoned the city.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • Aaron, Eleazar, and ithamar were to remain unmoved in their elevated place—their holy dignity—their position of priestly sanctity.

  • The surviving sons of Aaron, Eleazar and ithamar, were anointed and "consecrated to minister in the priest's office."

  • Nadab and Abihu offered "strange fire," and Eleazar and ithamar were unable to eat the sin-offering.

  • Join the division of ithamar, and win fresh laurels ere we meet again.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • ithamar Conkey's “Rathbun” fits the adoring words as if they had waited for it.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The household of ithamar, in robes of violet, lined with ermine.

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • The tombs of ithamar, and of Abishuah, the supposed author of the famous roll, are shown by the Samaritans close by.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • At a certain point a descendant of ithamar was for some reason raised to the dignity.

  • And there were found many more of the sons of Eleazar among the principal men, than of the sons of ithamar.

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