|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
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 (Numbers 16:1; 26:9; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalm 106:17).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
da'-than (dathan, meaning and derivation unknown, though the name is found in Assyrian, in the records of Shalmaneser II): The son of Eliab the son of Pallu the son of Reuben (Numbers 26:5 Deuteronomy 11:6 Psalm 106:17). He and his brother Abiram, with others, followed Korah the Levite in disputing the authority of Moses and Aaron in the wilderness (Numbers 16-17; Numbers 26 Deuteronomy 11:6 Psalm 106:17). Other followers of Korah perished by fire before the tent of meeting, but Dathan and Abiram were swallowed up by the earth, with their families and their goods, at their tents. See KORAH.
Willis J. Beecher
Dathan (8 Occurrences)
Numbers 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men : (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:12 Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:24 "Speak to the congregation, saying,'Get away from around the tent of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram!'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:25 Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 16:27 So they got them up from the tent of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 26:9 The sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram, who were called of the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against Yahweh, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 11:6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)