Kohathites
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The descendants of Kohath. They formed the first of the three divisions of the Levites (Exodus 6:16, 18; Numbers 3:17). In the journeyings of the Israelites they had the charge of the most holy portion of the vessels of the tabernacle, including the ark (Numbers 4). Their place in the marching and encampment was south of the tabernacle (Numbers 3:29, 31). Their numbers at different times are specified (3:28; 4:36; 26:57, 62). Samuel was of this division.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KOHATH; KOHATHITES

ko'-hath, ko'-hath-its (qehath, qohathi; Kaath): Second son of Levi, and ancestor of Moses and Aaron (Genesis 46:11 Exodus 6:16-20 Numbers 3:17 1 Chronicles 6:1, etc.). The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe of Levi; the other two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). The Kohathites consisted of four families, the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites (Numbers 3:19, 27, etc.). Their place in the wilderness was on the southern side of the tabernacle (Numbers 3:29), and their number is given (from a month old) as 8,600 (Numbers 3:28). Their special charge was "the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof" (Numbers 3:31; compare Numbers 7:9). After the conquest 23 cities were assigned them by lot (Joshua 21:4, 5). In David's time and after, Heman, a Kohathite, and his family had a prominent place in the service of the music of the sanctuary (1 Chronicles 6:33; 16:41 ; 25:1); David likewise divided the Levites into courses (the Kohathites, 1 Chronicles 23:12-20; 1 Chronicles 24:20-25). We read of the Kohathites in the reign of Jehoshaphat at Engedi (2 Chronicles 20:19), and in connection with the cleansing of the temple under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12, 14).

James Orr

Strong's Hebrew
6956. Qehathi -- descendant of Kohath
... 6955, 6956. Qehathi. 6957 . descendant of Kohath. Transliteration: Qehathi
Phonetic Spelling: (ko-haw-thee') Short Definition: Kohathites. ... Kohathites. ...
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Josiah
... and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari;
and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it ...
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Were Christ and the Apostles Mistaken?
... 4. "These were they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that
might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moses and ...
/.../concerning the assumptions of destructive criticism/iv were christ and the.htm

Jehoshaphat
... And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites,
stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.". ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 15 jehoshaphat.htm

Thesaurus
Kohathites (18 Occurrences)
... KOHATH; KOHATHITES. ... The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe
of Levi; the other two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). ...
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Ko'hathites (19 Occurrences)
... Kohathites, Ko'hathites. Kohath's . ... Numbers 3:30 The prince of the fathers'
house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. ...
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Kohathite (18 Occurrences)
... of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites,
and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites...
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Kohath (30 Occurrences)
... KOHATH; KOHATHITES. ... The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe
of Levi; the other two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Numbers 3:17). ...
/k/kohath.htm - 18k

Elizaphan (4 Occurrences)
... Phoenician, tsephanba`al, Baal has protected"): (1) The son of Uzziel, the son of
Kohath, and so a prince of the Levitical class of the Kohathites (Numbers 3 ...
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Merarites (7 Occurrences)
... They with the Gershonites and the Kohathites had charge of the tabernacle, which
they had to carry from place to place (Numbers 3:20, 33-37; 4:29-33). ...
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Merar'i (32 Occurrences)
... are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the
family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari ...
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Gershonites (17 Occurrences)
... Their function was thus more exalted than that of the Merarites, who carried the
boards, and less so than that of the Kohathites, who carried the most holy ...
/g/gershonites.htm - 14k

Merari (38 Occurrences)
... place (Numbers 3:34, 35), thus sharing in the honor of those who immediately surrounded
the tabernacle-the south side being given to the Kohathites, the west ...
/m/merari.htm - 23k

Clans (120 Occurrences)
... of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites,
and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites...
/c/clans.htm - 34k

Concordance
Kohathites (18 Occurrences)

Numbers 3:27
Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

Numbers 3:28
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.
(See NIV)

Numbers 3:29
The tents of the Kohathites are to be placed on the south side of the House.
(BBE)

Numbers 3:30
The prince of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Numbers 4:15
And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the holy furniture, and all the holy vessels, as the camp is to set forward--after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear them; but they shall not touch the holy things, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting.
(See NIV)

Numbers 4:18
"Don't cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

Numbers 4:34
Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers' houses,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Numbers 4:37
These are those who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS)

Numbers 10:21
The Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary. The others set up the tabernacle before they arrived.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 26:57
These are those who were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

Joshua 21:4
The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. The children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot out of the tribe of Judah, out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Joshua 21:10
and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

1 Chronicles 6:33
These are those who waited, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:54
Now these are their dwelling places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

1 Chronicles 9:32
Some of their brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the show bread, to prepare it every Sabbath.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

2 Chronicles 20:19
The Levites, of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise Yahweh, the God of Israel, with an exceeding loud voice.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 34:12
The men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS)

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Kohathites

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