This Priestly story (Numbers 16:1a, 2b–11, 15–24, 27a, 32b, 35) has collided, as it were, with a non-Priestly account of the earth swallowing Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16:1b–2a, 12–14, 25–26, 27b–32a, 33–34). To smooth things over, Dathan and Abiram were later added in Numbers 16:24, 27; they are absent from our oldest witness, the Greek Septuagint. Significantly, Deuteronomy 11:6 mentions Dathan and Abiram but not Korah, suggesting that the two stories were not yet combined when Deuteronomy was composed.