In Bible versions:
son of Levi; founder of the clan of Kohath
the clan of Kohath
members of the clan of Kohath of Levi
congregation; wrinkle; bluntness
Kohath = "assembly"
1) the 2nd of the 3 sons of Levi and progenitor of a family in the
tribe of Levi
6955 Qhath keh-hawth'
from an unused root meaning to ally oneself; allied; Kehath,
Kohathites = see Kohath "assembly"
1) the descendants of Kohath, the 2nd son of Levi
6956 Qohathiy ko-haw-thee'
patronymically from 6955; a Kohathite (collectively) or
descendants of Kehath:-Kohathites.
see HEBREW for 06955
assembly, the second son of Levi, and father of Amram (Gen. 46:11). He came down to Egypt with Jacob, and lived to the age of one hundred and thirty-three years (Ex. 6:18).
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.
), 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.)
KOHATH; KOHATHITES [ISBE]
- ko'-hath, ko'-hath-its (qehath, qohathi; Kaath): Second son of Levi, and ancestor of Moses and Aaron (Gen 46:11
; Ex 6:16-20
; Nu 3:17
; 1 Ch 6:1
, etc.). The Kohathites formed one of the three divisions of the tribe of Levi; the other two being the Gershonites and the Merarites (Nu 3:17
ff). The Kohathites consisted of four families, the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites (Nu 3:19,27
, etc.). Their place in the wilderness was on the southern side of the tabernacle (Nu 3:29
), and their number is given (from a month old) as 8,600 (Nu 3:28
). Their special charge was "the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof" (Nu 3:31
; compare 7:9). After the conquest 23 cities were assigned them by lot (Josh 21:4,5
ff). In David's time and after, Heman, a Kohathite, and his family had a prominent place in the service of the music of the sanctuary (1 Ch 6:33
ff; 16:41 ff; 25:1 ff); David likewise divided the Levites into courses (the Kohathites, 1 Ch 23:12-20
). We read of the Kohathites in the reign of Jehoshaphat at Engedi (2 Ch 20:19
), and in connection with the cleansing of the temple under Hezekiah (2 Ch 29:12,14