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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Levites, the

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  • Descended from Jacob's third son
    Genesis 29:34; Hebrews 7:9,10

  • Prophecies respecting
    Genesis 49:5,7; Deuteronomy 33:8-11

  • Originally consisted for three families or divisions
    Numbers 3:17; 1 Chronicles 6:16-48

  • Not numbered with Israel
    Numbers 1:47-49

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

  • FAMILIES, AS NUMBERED
    • Of Gershom
      Numbers 3:18,21,22
    • Of Kohath
      Numbers 3:19,27,28
    • Of Merari
      Numbers 3:20,33,34

  • Chosen by God for service of the sanctuary
    1 Chronicles 15:2; Numbers 3:6

  • Were consecrated
    Numbers 8:6,14

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

  • Zeal against idolatry a cause of their appointment
    Exodus 32:26-28; Deuteronomy 33:9,10

  • Entered on their service at twenty-five years of age
    Numbers 8:24

  • Numbered as ministers at thirty
    Numbers 4:3,23-49

  • Superannuated at fifty
    Numbers 8:25

  • When superannuated required to perform the less arduous Duties
    Numbers 8:26

  • CEREMONIES AT CONSECRATION OF
    • Cleansing and purifying
      Numbers 8:7
    • Making a sin-offering for
      Numbers 8:8,12
    • Elders of Israel laying their hands on them
      Numbers 8:9,10
    • Presenting them to God as an offering for the people
      Numbers 8:11,15
    • Setting before the priest and presenting them as their Offering to God
      Numbers 8:13

  • Given to Aaron and sons
    Numbers 3:9; 8:19

  • Encamped round the tabernacle
    Numbers 1:50,52,53; 3:23,29,35

  • Marched in the centre of Israel
    Numbers 2:17

  • SERVICES OF
    • Ministering to the Lord
      Deuteronomy 10:8
    • Ministering to priests
      Numbers 3:6,7; 18:2
    • Ministering to the people
      2 Chronicles 35:3
    • Keeping the charge of the sanctuary
      Numbers 18:3; 1 Chronicles 23:32
    • Keeping sacred instruments and vessels
      Numbers 3:8; 1 Chronicles 9:28,29
    • Keeping sacred oil, flour, &c
      1 Chronicles 9:29,30
    • Keeping sacred treasures
      1 Chronicles 26:20
    • Taking charge of the tithes, offerings, &c
      2 Chronicles 31:11-19; Nehemiah 12:44
    • Doing the service of tabernacle
      Numbers 8:19,22
    • Taking down, putting up, and carrying the tabernacle, &c
      Numbers 1:50,51; 4:5-33
    • Preparing the sacrifices for the priests
      1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 35:11
    • Preparing the show bread
      1 Chronicles 9:31,32; 23:29
    • Purifying the holy things
      1 Chronicles 23:28
    • Regulating weights and measures
      1 Chronicles 23:29
    • Teaching the people
      2 Chronicles 17:8,9; 30:22; 35:3; Nehemiah 8:7
    • Blessing the people
      Deuteronomy 10:8
    • Keeping the gates of the temple
      1 Chronicles 9:17-26; 23:5; 2 Chronicles 35:15; Nehemiah 12:25
    • Conducting the sacred music
      1 Chronicles 23:5-30; 2 Chronicles 5:12,13; Nehemiah 12:24,27-43
    • Singing praises before the army
      2 Chronicles 20:21,22
    • Judging and deciding in controversies
      Deuteronomy 17:9; 1 Chronicles 23:4; 2 Chronicles 19:8

  • Guarded king's person and house in times of danger
    2 Kings 11:5-9; 2 Chronicles 23:5-7

  • Had no inheritance in Israel
    Deuteronomy 10:9; Joshua 13:33; 14:3

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

  • Eight and forty cities with extensive suburbs, appointed for
    Numbers 35:2-8

  • The tithes given to, for their support
    Numbers 18:21,24; 2 Chronicles 31:4,5; Nehemiah 12:44,45; Hebrews 7:5

  • Bound to give a tenth of their tithes to the priests
    Numbers 18:26-32

  • Had a part of their offerings
    Deuteronomy 18:1,2

  • DAVID
    • Numbered them first from thirty years old
      1 Chronicles 23:2-3
    • Divided them into four classed
      1 Chronicles 23:4-6
    • By his last words had them numbered from twenty years old
      1 Chronicles 23:24,27
    • Made them serve from twenty on account of the lightness of Their duties
      1 Chronicles 23:26,28-32
    • Subdivided into 24 courses
      1 Chronicles 23:6; 25:8-31
    • Made them attend in courses
      2 Chronicles 8:14; 31:17

  • Served in courses after captivity
    Ezra 6:18

  • Had chiefs or officers over them
    Numbers 3:24,30,35; 1 Chronicles 15:4-10; 2 Chronicles 35:9; Ezra 8:29

  • Were all under control of the high priest's deputy
    Numbers 3:32; 1 Chronicles 9:20

  • While in attendance lodged around the temple
    1 Chronicles 9:27

  • Punished with death for encroaching on the priestly office
    Numbers 18:3

  • Punishment of Korah and others of, for offering incense
    Numbers 16:1-35

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Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Levites, the'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/l/levites-the.html. 1897.

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