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Levites

 

LEVITES ;

(The descendants of Levi)

Set apart as ministers of religion - Nu 1:47-54; 3:6-16; 16:9; 26:57-62; De 10:8; 1Ch 15:2

Substituted in the place of the firstborn children - Nu 3:12,41-45; 8:14,16-18; 18:6

Religious zeal of - Ex 32:26-28; De 33:9,10; Mal 2:4,5

Consecration of - Nu 8:6-21

Sedition among, led by Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and On, on account of jealousy toward Moses and Aaron - Nu 16; with 4:19,20

Three divisions of, each having the name of one of its progenitors-Gershon, Kohath, and Merari - Nu 3:17

Gershonites and their duties - Nu 3:18-26; 4:23-26; 10:17

The ruling chief over the Gershonites was the second son of the ruling high priest - Nu 4:28

The Kohathites, consisting of the families of the Amramites, the Izeharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites - Nu 3:27; 4:18-20

Of the Amramites, Aaron and his family were set apart as priests - Ex 28:1; 29:9; Nu 3:38; 17:1-4,8; 18:1

The remaining families appointed to take charge of the ark of the covenant, table, lampstand, altars, and vessels of the sanctuary, the hangings, and all the service - Nu 3:27-32; 4:2-15

The chief over the Kohathites was the oldest son of the ruling high priest - Nu 3:32; 1Ch 9:20

The Merarites - Nu 3:20,33-37; 4:31-33; 7:8; 10:17; 1Ch 6:19,29,30; 23:21-23

The chief over the Merarites was the second son of the ruling high priest - Nu 4:33

Place of, in encampments and the march - Nu 1:50-53; 2:17; 3:23-35

Cities assigned to, in the land of Canaan - Jos 21

Lodged in the chambers of the temple - 1Ch 9:27,33; Eze 40:44

Resided also in villages outside of Jerusalem - Ne 12:29

Age of

Functions of

Carried the ark of the covenant - De 10:8; 1Ch 15:2,26,27

Ministered in the presence of the ark of the covenant - 1Ch 16:4

Custodians and administrators of the tithes and other offerings - 1Ch 9:26-29; 26:28; 29:8; 2Ch 24:5,11; 31:11-19; 34:9; Ezr 8:29,30,33; Ne 12:44

Prepared the shewbread - 1Ch 23:28,29

Assisted the priests in preparing the sacrifice - 2Ch 29:12-36; 35:1-18

Killed the Passover lambs for the people of the captivity - Ezr 6:20,21

Teachers of the law - De 33:10; 2Ch 17:8,9; 30:22; 35:3; Ne 8:7-13; Mal 2:6,7

Were judges - De 17:9; 1Ch 23:4; 26:29; 2Ch 19:8-11; Ne 11:16

See JUDGES

(Were scribes of the sacred books)

See SCRIBES

Pronounced the blessings of the law in the responsive service at Mount Gerizim - De 27:12; Jos 8:33

Were porters of the doors

See PORTERS

Were overseers in building and the repairs of the temple - 1Ch 23:2-4; Ezr 3:8,9

Were musicians of the temple service

See MUSIC

Supervised weights and measures as standards of doing business - 1Ch 23:29

The list of those who returned from captivity - Ezr 2:40-63; 7:7; 8:16-20; Ne 7:43-73; 12

Sealed the covenant with Nehemiah - Ne 10:9-28

Profits from

Assigned to, by families - Jos 21:4-40

Suburbs of their cities were inalienable for debt - Le 25:32-34

Tithes and other offerings - Nu 18:24,26-32; De 18:1-8; 26:11-13; Jos 13:14; Ne 10:38,39; 12:44,47

First fruits - Ne 12:44,47

The plunder of war, including captives - Nu 31:30,42-47

See TITHES

Tithes withheld from - Ne 13:10-13; Mal 3:10

Pensioned - 2Ch 31:16-18

Owned lands - De 18:8; with 1Ki 2:26

Land allotted to, by Ezekiel - Eze 48:13,14

Enrollment of, at Mount Sinai - Nu 1:47-49; 2:33; 3:14-39; 4:2,3; 26:57-62; 1Ch 23:3-5

Degraded from the Levitical office by Jeroboam - 2Ch 11:13-17; 13:9-11

Loyal to the ruler - 2Ki 11:7-11; 2Ch 23:7

Intermarried with Canaanites - Ezr 9:1,2; 10:23,24

Exempt from enrollment for military duty - Nu 1:47-54; with 1Ch 12:26

Subordinate to the sons of Aaron - Nu 3:9; 8:19; 18:6

Prophecies concerning - Jer 33:18; Eze 44:10-14; Mal 3:3

Of their repentance of the crucifixion of the Messiah - Zec 12:10-13

John's vision concerning - Re 7:7

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