Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
The descendants of Kohath. They formed the first of the three divisions of the Levites (Ex. 6:16, 18; Num. 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 (Num. 4
). Their place in the marching and encampment was south of the tabernacle (Num. 3:29, 31
). Their numbers at different times are specified (3:28, 4:36, 26:57, 62). Samuel was of this division.
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