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Son of Aaron, whose awful death, by the immediate judgment of the Lord, With his brother Nadab, is recorded Leviticus 10:2. I refer the reader to that history, for the particulars of this visitation. Some have thought, that they were drunken, when they thus ministered in their priestly office; and so forgot to take the sacred fire in their censers. And they have formed this opinion, on the precept in the ninth verse: where it is said to Aaron, "Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation; lest ye die." But it should rather seem, that it was the act of taking strange fire which was their offence, and for which the Lord smote them. Strange fire; not the fire which was appointed, and which was always durning upon the altar: and which typified Christ's fiery sufferings. And if so, what an awful view it affords, to shew the danger of all offerings, void of an eye by faith in Christ! (Isaiah 1:11.) The name of Abihu means, he is my father.

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Abihu'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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