The definition of fire is the active principle of
burning, characterized by the heat and light of combustion, something burning, as fuel in a furnace,
strong feeling; excitement; ardor & vivid
imagination, These are few descriptions of
The definition of strange is of another place or locality; foreign; alien, not previously known, seen, heard, or
experienced; unfamiliar, quite unusual or uncommon;
extraordinary & queer; peculiar; odd.
With these definitions let us go and look at the scriptural
verse that these words are used in.
We read: And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aharon, each took
his fire holder and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and brought strange
fire before יהוה
, which He had
not commanded them.
What is this fire? Many questions have been
raised and many a discussion discussed concerning this issue of Strange Fire. Yet no answer is forthcoming. So
the question again, What is this Strange Fire?
At first when I looked at this portion of Torah
it reads straight forward. But the question is why did these two men die as a result of their actions.