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Kohath


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