"Father of height; i e., proud." The name of various biblical personages:

  1. One of the sons of Eliab, who joined Korah in the conspiracy against Moses and Aaron. He and all the conspirators, with their families and possessions (except the children of Korah), were swallowed up by an earthquake.1
  2. The eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, who perished prematurely in consequence of his father's undertaking to rebuild Jericho,2 according to the words of Joshua.3



  1. Num. 16:1-27; 26:9; Ps. 106:17.
  2. 1 Kings 16:34.
  3. 6:26.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.