The Numbering of the Kohathites
3:27 From Kohath came the family of the Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites.40 3:28 Counting every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600. They were responsible for the care41 of the sanctuary. 3:29 The families of the Kohathites were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle. 3:30 Now the leader of the clan of the families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
3:31 Their responsibilities included the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they ministered,42 the curtain, and all their service.43 3:32 Now the head of all the Levitical leaders44 was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest. He was appointed over those who were responsible45 for the sanctuary.
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