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June 22, 2019

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Reading along with us in 1 Chronicles? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Chronicles 6 (ESV)

The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel......Continue Reading

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  1. Kind of confusing. It seems like this genealogy is presented different from the others, stating the sons of Levi and then separately naming the sons (did many of them have just one son/daughter?) of that descending line. Interesting that Miriam is mentioned, maybe because everyone knows her.
    Then it goes off to the musicians, this must have been a major duty of the temple.

  2. Very specific lands were given to each tribe to reduce boundry disputes between the tribes…

    61To the rest of the Kohathites were given by lot out of the clan of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. 62To the Gershomites according to their clans were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Manasseh in Bashan.

  3. Yeah, I agree with Amy; this one is strange. It seems to break up the full genealogy into several repeated lines and switches directions (father to son, son to father). It might be interesting to draw this all out in a complete family tree and see what it looks like.

  4. The Levites were unique amongst the tribes of Israel due to all the functions they performed in the tabernacle and the temple, including the High Priest coming from their ranks and the caretakers of the articles and all the various responsibilities required for the worship of God according to the Law. That is why this genealogy is extended and repetitive mentioning those who served from the various families and clans. The Levites were also unique in that they were the only tribe without an inheritance of land in the land of Palestine. God was their inheritance and they were to be Israel’s tithe to God. Therefore all of the tribes were to provide territory to them in recognition of their role amongst and on behalf of the Israelites.

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