Nadab and Abiu for offering strange fire, are burnt by fire.
Baasha ascended the throne, which Nadab had held for two years only.
The punishment of Nadab and Abihu by death for offering “strange fire” (x. 1-5) forms a natural sequel to chap.
No one can imagine that Nadab and Abihu meant wrong; but for all that, for their sin they died.
But the two other sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, felt differently.
We cannot look upon the case as if the act of Nadab and Abihu had been merely a private matter, personal to themselves alone.
Nadab and Abihu having died, there remained but the two besides their father.
Nadab and Abihu might have deemed one kind of "fire" as good as another, but it was not their province to decide as to that.
The punishment was like the punishment of Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, for offering strange fire in their censers.
Nadab and Abihu offered "strange fire," and Eleazar and Ithamar were unable to eat the sin-offering.
liberal, generous. (1.) The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah (Ex. 28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering (Lev. 10:1,2; Num. 3:4; 26:60). (2.) 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 (Josh. 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). (3.) One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:28, 30).