Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Abihu

Abihu, father of Him; i.e., "worshipper of God", the second of the sons of Aaron Ex 6:23 Le 3:2 26:60 1Ch 6:3 Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest's office Ex 28:1 With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses Ex 24:1,9 On one occasion he and Nadab his brother offered incense in their censers filled with "strange" (i.e., common) fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great brazen altar Le 6:9 etc., and for this offence they were struck dead, and were taken out and buried without the camp Le 10:1-11 comp. Nu 3:4 26:61 1Ch 24:2 It is probable that when they committed this offence they were intoxicated, for immediately after is given the law prohibiting the use of wine or strong drink to the priests.