welled; belonging to a fountain, a son of Eliab, a Reubenite, who joined Korah (q.v.) in his conspiracy, and with his accomplices was swallowed up by an earthquake (Num. 16:1; 26:9; Deut. 11:6; Ps. 106:17).
The earth is opening her mouth to swallow up alive Korah, dathan, and Abiram.
The sea will surely swallow them up as the earth did dathan and Abiram.
The earth opened and swallowed up dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.
I proclaim you all Edomites; dragooners of Dagon; ding-dongs of dathan!
Korah, dathan, and Abiram these were named, and they were abrupt dogs to a point reaching brusqueness.
May the earth swallow them alive, like dathan and Abiram for the sin of disobedience!
dathan and Abiram are not at the "tabernacle," but at some little distance, in tents of their own.
How soul-subduing the judgment upon dathan and Abiram and their households!
The earthquake that swallowed up dathan and the company of Abiram, was at the command of Moses.
dathan, having completed his task in Uganda, was to make his way into the Congo State and visit several mission stations there.