Monday, October 06, 2008

Levites I Chronicles 6

I Chronicles 6:1 "The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari."

The tribe of Levi was set aside to take care of the tabernacle and sacrifices.

The line goes from Levi to Kohath to Amram to Aaron. Moses was Aaron's brother. From Aaron it goes to Eleazar, Phinehas and all the way to Johozadak who was carried away in the captivity.

v49 "But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt-offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded."

This is the line that took care of the sacrifices and offerings. The line of Aaron. Others had jobs as well as told in this verse.

v48 "Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God."

Out of all the land, the tribes gave the Levites cities to dwell in, some were cities of refugee where suspected killers could run to until all the facts were known, to keep them from being killed outright.

v67 "And they gave unto them of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs, they gave also Gezer with her suburbs," and so forth.

This record is very important since when they are all carried away, they will need to know who owns what land when they return.

Psalm 36:9 "For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light."

Keywords: Bible Study, Old Testament, Chronicles, Levi. A list of the families of Levi and their possessions and jobs.

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