Abihu, a-vee-HU, אֲבִיהוּא
Nadab_and_Abihu (Wikipedia)
Illustration of the sin of Nadab and Abihu, from a 1907 Bible card.

In the biblical books Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, Nadab (Hebrew: נָדָב, Modern: Nadav, Tiberian: Nāḏāḇ, "generous") and Abihu (Hebrew: אֲבִיהוּא, Modern: Avihu, Tiberian: ’Ǎḇîhū, "he is [my] father") were the two eldest sons of Aaron. According to Leviticus 10, they offered a sacrifice with 'strange fire' before the LORD, disobeying his instructions, and were immediately consumed by God’s fire. Moses instructed Aaron and his family not to mourn, although the people at large were permitted.

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