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Category: Biblical People
Korah, KJV of NT Core. [Heb. Qorach, "bald"; Gr. Kore.]
1. A son of Esau by his wife Oholibamah (Gen 36:5, 14, 18; 1 Chr 1:35).
2. A son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. He was one of the chiefs of the sons of Esau (Gen 36:15, 16).
3. A son of Hebron, probably also the name of a family in Judah (1 Chr 2:43).
4. A Kohathite Levite (Num 16:1), known especially for his participation in a rebellion against Moses and Aaron. He resented holding a position lower than his fellow tribesman, Aaron, who had been made high priest. He was joined by Dathan, Abiram, and On, Reubenites, who aspired to be leaders, seeing that they belonged to the tribe descended from the first-born of Jacob. Korah and many of the rebels were destroyed when the ground opened and swallowed them up. An accompanying fire destroyed the priests who had joined them in the rebellion (Num 16:1-49; 26:9-11; 27:3; Jude 11). He is called Kore in 1 Chr 26:19, KJV -- Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary.