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Kohath, Kohathites

ko'-hath (congregation; wrinkle; bluntness, assembly)
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Hebron, Levi, Tabernacle
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

assembly, The second son of Levi, and father of Amram ( Genesis 46:11 ). He came down to Egypt with Jacob, and lived to the age of one hundred and thirty-three years ( Exodus 6:18 ).

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

congregation; wrinkle; bluntness

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(assembly)

Second of the three sons of Levi, from whom the three principal divisions of the Levites derived their origin and their name. ( Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 ) In the journeyings of the tabernacle of the sons of Kohath (Kohathites) had charge of the most holy portions of the vessels. ( Numbers 4:1 ) ... Of the personal history of Kohath we know nothing, except that he came down to Egypt with Levi and Jacob, ( Genesis 46:11 ) that his sister was Jochebed, ( Exodus 6:20 ) and that he lived to the age of 133 years. ( Exodus 6:18 ) (B.C. about 1491.)


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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ko'-hath, ko'-hath-its (qehath, qohathi; Kaath):

Second son of Levi, and ancestor of Moses and Aaron (Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 - 20 ; Numbers 3:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:1 , etc.). The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe of Levi; the other two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). The Kohathites consisted of four families, the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites (Numbers 3:19 , 27 , etc.). Their place in the wilderness was on the southern side of the tabernacle (Numbers 3:29), and their number is given (from a month old) as 8,600 (Numbers 3:28). Their special charge was "the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof" (Numbers 3:31 ; compare Numbers 7:9). After the conquest 23 cities were assigned them by lot (Joshua 21:4 , 5). In David's time and after, Heman, a Kohathite, and his family had a prominent place in the service of the music of the sanctuary (1 Chronicles 6:33 ; 16:41 ; 25:1); David likewise divided the Levites into courses (the Kohathites, 1 Chronicles 23:12 - 20 ; 24:20 - 25). We read of the Kohathites in the reign of Jehoshaphat at Engedi (2 Chronicles 20:19), and in connection with the cleansing of the temple under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12 , 14).




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