Levi (Lee´vi; Heb., “joined”)

1 The third son of Jacob (Gen 29:34). 2 The tribe descended from 1 above. Unlike all the other tribes, it is not given any allocation of territory (Josh 13-19). On the contrary, the Levites are said to have no share in the land, because they have been chosen by God to serve as priests (Josh 18:7). Instead, they are given a number of towns to live in (Josh 21).

Gen 29:34

34Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons”; therefore he was named Lev ... View more

Josh 13-19

The Parts of Canaan Still Unconquered
1Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and very much of ... View more

Josh 18:7

7The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the Lord is their heritage; and Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their ... View more

Josh 21

Cities Allotted to the Levites
1Then the heads of the families of the Levites came to the priest Eleazar and to Joshua son of Nun and to the heads of the famili ... View more

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