Kohath

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary [1]

("assembly".) Levi's second son; came down to Egypt with Levi and Jacob ( Genesis 46:11). Died 133 years old ( Exodus 6:16;  Exodus 6:18). From him sprang Moses and Aaron ( 1 Chronicles 6:2); but (See Amram their father is separated from the Amram, Kohath's son, by many omitted links in the genealogy, for at the Exodus Kohath's posterity numbered 2,750 between 30 and 50 years old ( Numbers 4:35-36), and the males young and old 8,600, divided into the Amramites, Izharites, Hebronites, and Uzzielites ( Numbers 3:25-27, etc.).

Their charge on the march was on the S. side of the tabernacle, to bear ( Numbers 4:15) the ark, the table, the candlestick, the altars, and vessels of the sanctuary, and the hangings, but not to take off the coverings put on by the sons of Aaron or touch them, on pain of death; Uzzah's fatal error ( 2 Samuel 6:6-7). They held high office as judges and rulers in things sacred and secular, and keepers of the dedicated treasures, and singers in the sanctuary ( 1 Chronicles 26:23-32;  2 Chronicles 20:19). Samuel was Kohathite, and therefore so was Heman the singer, Samuel's descendant. Their inheritance was in Manasseh, Ephraim, and Dan ( 1 Chronicles 6:61-70;  Joshua 21:5;  Joshua 21:20-26).

Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

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.  Genesis 46:11;  Exodus 6:16. In the journeyings of the Tabernacle, of the sons of Kohath (Kohathites) had charge of the most holy portions of the vessels.  Numbers 4:1. Of the personal history of Kohath, we know nothing, except that he came down to Egypt with Levi and Jacob,  Genesis 46:11, that his sister was Jochebed,  Exodus 6:20, and that he lived to the age of 133 years.  Exodus 6:18. (B.C. about 1491).

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [3]

Son of Levi,  Genesis 46:11 , and father of the Kohathites, who were appointed to carry the ark and sacred utensils of the tabernacle during the journeyings of the Israelites in the desert,  Exodus 6:16 -  24;  Numbers 4:4-15 .

Holman Bible Dictionary [4]

 Genesis 46:11 Exodus 6:18 Genesis 46:11 Exodus 6:20 Exodus 6:18Kohathites

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary [5]

the second son of Levi, and father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel,  Genesis 46:11;  Exodus 6:18 . Kohath's family was appointed to carry the ark and sacred vessels of the tabernacle, while the Israelites marched through the wilderness, Num. iv, &c.

Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary [6]

Son of Levi,  Genesis 46:11 signifies congregation, from Karah.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [7]

 Genesis 46:11 Exodus 6:18

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [8]

(Heb. Kohath', קַהָת Assembly,  Numbers 3:19;  Numbers 3:29;  Numbers 4:2;  Numbers 4:4;  Numbers 4:15;  Numbers 7:9;  Numbers 16:1; oftener Kehath', קְהָת ;  Genesis 46:11;  Exodus 6:16;  Exodus 6:18;  Numbers 3:17;  Numbers 3:27;  Numbers 26:57-58;  Joshua 21:5;  Joshua 21:20;  Joshua 21:26;  1 Chronicles 6:1-2;  1 Chronicles 6:16;  1 Chronicles 6:18;  1 Chronicles 6:22;  1 Chronicles 6:38;  1 Chronicles 6:61;  1 Chronicles 6:66;  1 Chronicles 6:70;  1 Chronicles 15:5;  1 Chronicles 23:6;  1 Chronicles 23:12; Sept. Καάθ , but Κάθ ; in  Genesis 46:11), the second son of Levi, and father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel ( Genesis 46:11;  Numbers 3:19, etc.). B.C. 1873. The descendants of Kohath formed one of the three great divisions of the Levitical tribe. This division contained the priestly family which was descended from Aaron, the son of Amram. In the service of the tabernacle, as settled in the wilderness,,they had the distinguished charge of bearing the ark and the sacred vessels ( Exodus 6:16;  Numbers 4:4-6). (See Kohathite).

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [9]

Ko´hath (assembly), son of Levi, and father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel . The descendants of Kohath formed one of the three great divisions of the Levitical tribe. This division contained the priestly family which was descended from Aaron, the son of Amram. In the service of the tabernacle, as settled in the wilderness, the Kohathites had the distinguished charge of bearing the Ark and the sacred vessels .

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