Izhar (Iz´hahr; Heb., “fresh [olive] oil”)

1 The son of Kohath and grandson of Levi (Exod 6:18) and the ancestral head of one of the major subdivisions of the Kohathite clan of Levites, the Izharites (Num 3:27). He was the father of Korah, the leader of the wilderness rebellion against Moses and Aaron (Num 16:1). 2 The son of Ashur and Helah; a descendant of Judah (1Chr 4:7).

Opposite: Judas’s kiss of betrayal (Matt 26:49); fresco at the fourteenth-century St. Clement Church, Ohrid, in the Macedonia region of former Yugoslavia.

Exod 6:18

18The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, and the length of Kohath's life was one hundred thirty-three years.

Num 3:27

27To Kohath belonged the clan of the Amramites, the clan of the Izharites, the clan of the Hebronites, and the clan of the Uzzielites; these are the clans of th ... View more

Num 16:1

Revolt of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
1Now Korah son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth—descenda ... View more

1Chr 4:7

7The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan.

Matt 26:49

49At once he came up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.

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