He must eat the same share they do, despite any profits he may gain from the sale of his family’s inheritance. 1
Beriah, and Shema. They were leaders of the families living in Aijalon and chased out the inhabitants of Gath.
These were the family leaders of the Levites, as listed in their genealogical records. They lived in Jerusalem.
The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran – three in all. These were the leaders of the family of Ladan.
The descendants of Ladan, 1 who were descended from Gershon through Ladan and were leaders of the families of Ladan the Gershonite, included Jehieli 2
The leaders of the families, the leaders of the Israelite tribes, the commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, and the supervisors of the king’s work contributed willingly.
The total number of family leaders who led warriors was 2,600.
Stand in the sanctuary and, together with the Levites, represent the family divisions of your countrymen. 1
In the days of Joiakim, these were the priests who were leaders of the families: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented over him and had buried him in Ramah, his hometown. 1 In the meantime Saul had removed the mediums 2 and magicians 3 from the land.
All these were the sons of Jediael. Listed in their genealogical records were 17,200 family leaders and warriors who were capable of marching out to battle.
He told them: “You are the leaders of the Levites’ families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves and bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel up to the place I have prepared for it.
Shelomith 1 and his relatives were in charge of all the storehouses containing the consecrated items dedicated by King David, the family leaders who led units of a thousand and a hundred, and the army officers.
Solomon addressed all Israel, including those who commanded units of a thousand and a hundred, the judges, and all the leaders of all Israel who were heads of families.
In Jerusalem Jehoshaphat appointed some Levites, priests, and Israelite family leaders to judge on behalf of the Lord 1 and to settle disputes among the residents of Jerusalem. 2
They traveled throughout Judah and assembled the Levites from all the cities of Judah, as well as the Israelite family leaders. They came to Jerusalem, 1
When they came to the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders 1 offered voluntary offerings for the temple of God in order to rebuild 2 it on its site.
Be careful with them and protect them, until you weigh them out before the leading priests and the Levites and the family leaders of Israel in Jerusalem, 1 in the storerooms of the temple of the Lord.”
Some of the family leaders gave to the project treasury 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minas.
On the second day of the month the family leaders 1 met with 2 Ezra the scribe, together with all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to consider the words of the law.