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 (1Chr 6:22-28), the ancestor of Samuel. Although Gershon was Levi’s firstborn, the narrative sections (Num 3-4) often treat Kohath and his descendants as the most important levitical family. Kohath’s descendants are sometimes mentioned before Gershon’s descendants (Num 4:34-45; 1Chr 15:5). The Kohathites had the most important function in the tabernacle—disassembling and transporting the Holy of Holies (Num 4:4-20). According to 1 Chronicles, they also prepared the showbread (1Chr 9:32) and their descendants included Asaph and Heman, two important Temple singers (1Chr 6:31-43).

Gen 46:11

11The children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exod 6:16-20

16The following are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogies: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, and the length of Levi's life was one hundred thi ... View more

1Chr 6:22-28

22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,23Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah ... View more

Num 3-4

The Sons of Aaron
1This is the lineage of Aaron and Moses at the time when the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.2These are the names of the sons of Aaron: N ... View more

Num 4:34-45

Census of the Levites
34So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation enrolled the Kohathites, by their clans and their ancestral houses,35from thirty ... View more

1Chr 15:5

5of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, with one hundred twenty of his kindred;

Num 4:4-20

4The service of the Kohathites relating to the tent of meeting concerns the most holy things.5When the camp is to set out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and ta ... View more

1Chr 9:32

32Also some of their kindred of the Kohathites had charge of the rows of bread, to prepare them for each sabbath.

1Chr 6:31-43

Musicians Appointed by David
31These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark came to rest there.32Th ... View more

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