3:24 Now the leader 1 of the clan 2 of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael.
3:30 Now the leader of the clan of the families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
3:32 Now the head of all the Levitical leaders 3 was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest. He was appointed over those who were responsible 4 for the sanctuary.
3:35 Now the leader of the clan of the families of Merari was Zuriel son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.
1 tn The vav (ו) disjunctive on the noun at the beginning of the verse here signals a greater emphasis on the individual rather than another item in the numbering of the clans.
3 tn The Hebrew construction has “the leader of the leaders of” (וּנְשִׂיא נְשִׂיאֵי, unÿsi’ nÿsi’ey).
4 tn Heb “the keepers of the responsibility” (שֹׁמְרֵי מִשְׁמֶרֶת, shomÿrey mishmeret). The participle is a genitive specifying the duty to which he was appointed (thing possessed); its cognate genitive emphasizes that their responsibility was over the holy place.