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  • (The descendants of Levi)

  • Set apart as ministers of religion
    Numbers 1:47-54 ; 3:6-16 ; 16:9 ; 26:57-62 ; Deuteronomy 10:8 ; 1 Chronicles 15:2

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

  • Religious zeal of
    Exodus 32:26-28 ; Deuteronomy 33:9,10 ; Malachi 2:4,5

  • Consecration of
    Numbers 8:6-21

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

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

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

  • The ruling chief over the Gershonites was the second son of the ruling high priest
    Numbers 4:28

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

  • Of the Amramites, Aaron and his family were set apart as priests
    Exodus 28:1 ; 29:9 ; Numbers 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
    Numbers 3:27-32 ; 4:2-15

  • The chief over the Kohathites was the oldest son of the ruling high priest
    Numbers 3:32 ; 1 Chronicles 9:20

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

  • The chief over the Merarites was the second son of the ruling high priest
    Numbers 4:33

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

  • Cities assigned to, in the land of Canaan
    Joshua 21

  • Lodged in the chambers of the temple
    1 Chronicles 9:27,33 ; Ezekiel 40:44

  • Resided also in villages outside of Jerusalem
    Nehemiah 12:29

  • Age of
    • When inducted into office
      Numbers 4:3,30,47 ; 8:23-26 ; 1 Chronicles 23:3,24,27 ; Ezra 3:8
    • When retired from office
      Numbers 4:3,47

  • Functions of
    • Had charge of the tabernacle in the encampments and on the March
      Numbers 1:50-53 ; 3:6-9,21-37 ; 4:1-15,17-49 ; 8:19 ; 18:3-6
    • Had charge of the temple
      1 Chronicles 9:27-29 ; 23:2-32 ; Ezra 8:24-34

  • Carried the ark of the covenant
    Deuteronomy 10:8 ; 1 Chronicles 15:2,26,27

  • Ministered in the presence of the ark of the covenant
    1 Chronicles 16:4

  • Custodians and administrators of the tithes and other Offerings
    1 Chronicles 9:26-29 ; 26:28 ; 29:8 ; 2 Chronicles 24:5,11 ; 31:11-19 ; 34:9 ; Ezra 8:29,30,33 ; Nehemiah 12:44

  • Prepared the shewbread
    1 Chronicles 23:28,29

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

  • Killed the Passover lambs for the people of the captivity
    Ezra 6:20,21

  • Teachers of the law
    Deuteronomy 33:10 ; 2 Chronicles 17:8,9 ; 30:22 ; 35:3 ; Nehemiah 8:7-13 ; Malachi 2:6,7

  • Were judges
    Deuteronomy 17:9 ; 1 Chronicles 23:4 ; 26:29 ; 2 Chronicles 19:8-11 ; Nehemiah 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
    Deuteronomy 27:12 ; Joshua 8:33

  • Were porters of the doors

  • See PORTERS

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

  • Were musicians of the temple service

  • See MUSIC

  • Supervised weights and measures as standards of doing business
    1 Chronicles 23:29

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

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

  • Profits from
    • In lieu of landed inheritance, forty-eight cities with Suburbs were assigned to them
      Numbers 35:2-8 ; 18:24
    • And
      Numbers 26:62 ; Deuteronomy 10:9 ; 12:12,18,19 ; 14:27-29 ; 18:1-8 ; Joshua 13:14 ; 14:3 ; 18:7 ; 1 Chronicles 6:54-81 ; 13:2 ; 2 Chronicles 23:2 ; Ezekiel 34:1-5

  • Assigned to, by families
    Joshua 21:4-40

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

  • Tithes and other offerings
    Numbers 18:24,26-32 ; Deuteronomy 18:1-8 ; 26:11-13 ; Joshua 13:14 ; Nehemiah 10:38,39 ; 12:44,47

  • First fruits
    Nehemiah 12:44,47

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

  • See TITHES

  • Tithes withheld from
    Nehemiah 13:10-13 ; Malachi 3:10

  • Pensioned
    2 Chronicles 31:16-18

  • Owned lands
    Deuteronomy 18:8 ; 1 Kings 2:26

  • Land allotted to, by Ezekiel
    Ezekiel 48:13,14

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

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

  • Loyal to the ruler
    2 Kings 11:7-11 ; 2 Chronicles 23:7

  • Intermarried with Canaanites
    Ezra 9:1,2 ; 10:23,24

  • Exempt from enrollment for military duty
    Numbers 1:47-54 ; 1 Chronicles 12:26

  • Subordinate to the sons of Aaron
    Numbers 3:9 ; 8:19 ; 18:6

  • Prophecies concerning
    Jeremiah 33:18 ; Ezekiel 44:10-14 ; Malachi 3:3

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

  • John's vision concerning
    Revelation 7:7

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Bibliography Information
Nave, Orville J. Entry for 'Levites'. Nave's Topical Bible. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/ntb/l/levites.html. 1896.

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