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Abiram, also spelled Abiron, (Hebrew: אֲבִירָם "my father is exaled"[1] or "my father is noble one") is the name of three people in the Old Testament. One was the son of Eliab, who, along with his brother Dathan, joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. He and all the conspirators, with their families and possessions, were swallowed up by the ground (Numbers 16:1-40; 26:9-11; Psalms. 106:17).

The second was the eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, who perished prematurely in consequence of his father's undertaking to rebuild Jericho (1 Kings 16:34), according to Joshua (6:26).

The third was the eldest son of Ahab, King of Israel [2]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Core, Dathan, and Abiron". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ I Kings 16:33

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.