Levites

-(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 with Numbers 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 Merantes Numbers 3:20, 33-37; 4:31-33; 7:8; 1 Chronicles 6:19, 10:17; 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; 1 Chronicles 23:3, 8:23-26; 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 1 Chronicles 15:2, Deuteronomy 10:8; 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

-(Were scribes of the sacred books)

-Pronounced the blessings of the law in the responsive service at Mount Gerizim Deuteronomy 27: 12;

Joshua 8:33

-Were porters of the doors

-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

-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 with Numbers 18:24 And Numbers 26:62; 12:12, Deuteronomy 10:9; 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; 26:1 1-13; Joshua 13:14;

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Nehemiah 10:38, 39; 12:44, 47

-First fruits Nehemiah 12:44, 47

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

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

-Pensioned 2 Chronicles 31:16-18

-Owned lands Deuteronomy 18:8; with 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 1 1 : 13-17; 13:9-1 1

-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; with 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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