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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Levi

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  • The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words (Genesis 29:34 ), "This time will my husband be joined [Heb. yillaveh] unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah (Genesis 34:25-31 ). He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Exodus 6:16 ).

  • The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3:29 ).

  • Luke 3:24 .

  • One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14 ; Luke 5:27,29 ), called also Matthew (Matthew 9:9 ).


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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Levi'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/l/levi.html. 1897.

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