Libni (descendant of Levi)
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A descendant of Levi through Mahli (1 Chr 6:29). He should not be confused with Libni, son of Gershon, who was the patriarch of the Libnite clan.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LIBNI (PERSON) [Heb libnı̂ (לִבְנִי)]. LIBNITE. 1. All evidence indicates that the Libnites were a levitic family from the territory of Judah. Their name is probably derived from the name of the Judahite town Libnah (the expected form would be *libnātı̂, but cf. yĕhûdâ-yĕhûdı̂, ṣārĕʿâ-ṣārĕʿı̂).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Libni. 1. Gershon’s son; the grandson of Levi and Shimei’s brother (Ex 6:17; Nm 3:18; 1 Chr 6:17, 20). He was the father of three sons and the founder of the Libnite family (Nm 3:21). Libni is alternately called Ladan (kjv Laadan) in 1 Chronicles 23:7–9 and 26:21.2. Mahli’s son; the father of Shimei
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LIBNI1. Gershon’s son, the grandson of Levi, and Shimei’s brother (Ex 6:17; Nm 3:18; 1 Chr 6:17, 20). He was the father of three sons and the founder of the Libnite family (Nm 3:21). Libni is alternately called Ladan in 1 Chronicles 23:7–9 and 26:21.2. Mahli’s son, the father of Shimei, and a descendant
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Libni (lib´ni; Heb., “white”).1 The son of Gershon (Gershom) and the grandson of Levi (Exod. 6:17; 1 Chron. 6:20); he was the ancestral head of a major subdivision of the Gershonite group of Levites, the Libnites (Num. 3:21; 26:58). He is also called Ladan (1 Chron. 23:7–9). See also Ladan.2 A Levite,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Libni (Heb. liḇnɩ̂)1. A son of Gershon and descendant of Levi; a subgroup within the Gershonite clan of Levites (Exod. 6:17; Num. 3:18; 1 Chr. 6:17, 20 [MT 2, 5]). He was the eponymous ancestor of the Gershonite clan known as the Libnites (Num. 3:21; 26:58); some scholars associate this clan with Libnah
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary