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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Korah

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Korah (kô'rah), ice or baldness. 1. Second son of Esau and Aholibamah, a prince of Edom. Genesis 36:5; Genesis 36:14; Genesis 18:2. A son of Hebron, tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 2:43. 3. A Levite who rebelled against Moses and Aaron. He was a cousin of Moses, for their fathers Izhar and Amram were brothers. Exodus 6:16-21. Korah and the 250 Levites whom he had enticed to join him were destroyed by fire from the Lord; while Dathan and Abiram were swallowed by the miraculous opening of the earth. Numbers 16:1-50; Psalms 106:17-18; Judges 1:11. But Korah's children escaped, Numbers 26:11; and the Korahites, or "sons of Korah," were a celebrated family of doorkeepers, singers, and poets in the time of David. 1 Chronicles 9:17-19; 1 Chronicles 26:1; 2 Chronicles 20:19. To them are inscribed several psalms. Psalms 42:1-11; Psalms 44:1-26; Psalms 45:1-17; Psalms 46:1-11; Psalms 47:1-9; Psalms 48:1-14; Psalms 49:1-20; Psalms 84:1-12; Psalms 85:1-13; Psalms 87:1-7; Psalms 88:1-18.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Korah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/k/korah.html. 1893.

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