Nadab @ liberal, generous. (1.) The eldest of Aaron's four sons Exodus:6:23; Numbers:3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah Exodus:28:1). He afterwards perished with Abihu for the sin of offering strange fire on the altar of burnt-offering Leviticus:10:1-2; Numbers:3:4Numbers:26:60). (2.) The son and successor of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (kjvKings:14:20). While engaged with all Israel in laying siege to Gibbethon, a town of southern Dan Joshua:19:44), a conspiracy broke out in his army, and he was slain by Baasha (kjvKings:15:25-28), after a reign of two years (B.C. 955-953). The assassination of Nadab was followed by that of his whole house, and thus this great Ephraimite family became extinct (kjvKings:15:29). (3.) One of the sons of Shammai in the tribe of Judah ( 1Chronicles:2:28-30).