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Levites, The

Descended from Jacob's third son—Ge 29:34; Heb 7:9,10

Prophecies respecting—Ge 49:5,7; De 33:8-11

Originally consisted for three families or divisions—Nu 3:17; 1Ch 6:16-48

Not numbered with Israel—Nu 1:47-49

Numbered separately after the people from a month old—Nu 3:14-16,39


Chosen by God for service of the sanctuary—1Ch 15:2; Nu 3:6

Were consecrated—Nu 8:6,14

Taken instead of the first-born of Israel—Nu 3:12,13,40-45; 8:16-18

Zeal against idolatry a cause of their appointment—Ex 32:26-28; De 33:9,10

Entered on their service at twenty-five years of age—Nu 8:24

Numbered as ministers at thirty—Nu 4:3,23-49

Superannuated at fifty—Nu 8:25

When superannuated required to perform the less arduous duties—Nu 8:26


Given to Aaron and sons—Nu 3:9; 8:19

Encamped round the tabernacle—Nu 1:50,52,53; 3:23,29,35

Marched in the centre of Israel—Nu 2:17


Guarded king's person and house in times of danger—2Ki 11:5-9; 2Ch 23:5-7

Had no inheritance in Israel—De 10:9; Jos 13:33; 14:3

The Jews to be kind and benevolent to—De 12:12,18,19; 14:29; 16:11,14

Eight and forty cities with extensive suburbs, appointed for—Nu 35:2-8

The tithes given to, for their support—Nu 18:21,24; 2Ch 31:4,5; Ne 12:44,45; Heb 7:5

Bound to give a tenth of their tithes to the priests—Nu 18:26-32

Had a part of their offerings—De 18:1,2


Served in courses after captivity—Ezr 6:18

Had chiefs or officers over them—Nu 3:24,30,35; 1Ch 15:4-10; 2Ch 35:9; Ezr 8:29

Were all under control of the high priest's deputy—Nu 3:32; 1Ch 9:20

While in attendance lodged around the temple—1Ch 9:27

Punished with death for encroaching on the priestly office—Nu 18:3

Punishment of Korah and others of, for offering incense—Nu 16:1-35