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Son of Levi and ancestor of the Kohathites, the clan to which Moses belonged (e.g., Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16; Num 3:17; 26:57–58; 1 Chr 6:1; 23:12).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
KOHATH (PERSON) [Heb qĕhāt (קְהָת); qŏhāt (קֳהָת)]. KOHATHITE. A son of Levi, i.e., a tribe of Levites. The name, vocalized in some Hebrew mss qŏhāt but in most qĕhāt, is of uncertain etymology. It seems cognate to the Ugaritic name ʾAqht and syllabic A-qá-tum (Nougayrol 1965: 34); perhaps it
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kohath, Kohathites. Son of Levi (Gn 46:11; Ex 6:16), father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel (Ex 6:18; Nm 3:19, 27; 1 Chr 6:2), and progenitor of the Kohathite branch of levitical families who were responsible for the tabernacle service (Nm 3:31–32). Moses, Aaron, and Miriam were descendants of Kohath
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KOHATH, KOHATHITES Son of Levi (Gn 46:11; Ex 6:16), father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel (Ex 6:18; Nm 3:19, 27; 1 Chr 6:2), and progenitor of the Kohathite branch of Levitical families who were responsible for the tabernacle service (Nm 3:31–32). Moses, Aaron, and Miriam were descendants of Kohath
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kohath (koh´hath), the second of Levi’s three sons (Gen. 46:11), grandfather of Moses and Aaron (Exod. 6:16–20), and, according to 1 Chron. 6:22–28, the ancestor of Samuel. Although Gershon was Levi’s firstborn, the narrative sections of the Pentateuch (e.g., Num. 3–4) sometimes treat Kohath and his
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KOHATH. One of the three sons of Levi who went down with Israel into Egypt (Gen 46:11). The sons, or more probably descendants, of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, Amram, who married his father’s sister Jochebed, was the father of Moses and Aaron: thus the later priestly line of Israel comes
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KOHATH, KOHATHITES. Kohath, second son of Levi, was founder of one of the three great Levite families. His family was subdivided into the houses of Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel, and Moses and Aaron were Amramites (Ex. 6:20). In the wilderness the Kohathites carried the tabernacle furniture and vessels.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
KOHATH The second son of Levi (Gen 46:11; Exod 6:16) and the ancestor of the Levitical clan of the Kohathites. He was the father of Amram (Exod 6:18; Num 3:19) and the grandfather of Moses and Aaron (Exod 6:20; Num 26:59). The Kohathites had the task of carrying the Tabernacle furniture and vessels (Num
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ko´hath (assembly), second of the three sons of Levi, from whom the three principal divisions of the Levites derived their origin and their name. Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16. In the journeyings of the tabernacle the sons of Kohath (Kohathites) had charge of the most holy portions of the vessels. Num. 4. Of
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