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  • Bound to give a tenth of their tithes to the priests
  • Ceremonies at consecration of: Cleansing and purifying.
  • Ceremonies at consecration of: Elders of Israel laying their hands on them.
  • Ceremonies at consecration of: Making a sin-offering for.
  • Ceremonies at consecration of: Presenting them to God as an offering for the people.
  • Ceremonies at consecration of: Setting before the priest and presenting them as their offering to Go
  • Chosen by God for service of the sanctuary
  • David: By his last words had them numbered from twenty years old.
  • David: Divided them into four classed.
  • David: Made them attend in courses.
  • David: Made them serve from twenty on account of the lightness of their duties.
  • David: Numbered them first from thirty years old.
  • David: Subdivided into 24 courses.
  • Descended from Jacob`s third son
  • Eight and forty cities with extensive suburbs, appointed for
  • Encamped round the tabernacle
  • Entered on their service at twenty-five years of age
  • Families, as numbered: Of Gershom.
  • Families, as numbered: Of Kohath.
  • Families, as numbered: Of Merari.
  • Given to Aaron and sons
  • Guarded king`s person and house in times of danger
  • Had a part of their offerings
  • Had chiefs or officers over them
  • Had no inheritance in Israel
  • Marched in the centre of Israel
  • Not numbered with Israel
  • Numbered as ministers at thirty
  • Numbered separately after the people from a month old
  • Originally consisted for three families or divisions
  • Prophecies respecting
  • Punished with death for encroaching on the priestly office
  • Punishment of Korah and others of, for offering incense
  • Served in courses after captivity
  • Services of: Blessing the people.
  • Services of: Conducting the sacred music.
  • Services of: Doing the service of tabernacle.
  • Services of: Judging and deciding in controversies.
  • Services of: Keeping sacred instruments and vessels.
  • Services of: Keeping sacred oil, flour, &c.
  • Services of: Keeping sacred treasures.
  • Services of: Keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
  • Services of: Keeping the gates of the temple.
  • Services of: Ministering to priests.
  • Services of: Ministering to the Lord.
  • Services of: Ministering to the people.
  • Services of: Preparing the sacrifices for the priests.
  • Services of: Preparing the show bread.
  • Services of: Purifying the holy things.
  • Services of: Regulating weights and measures.
  • Services of: Singing praises before the army.
  • Services of: Taking charge of the tithes, offerings, &c.
  • Services of: Taking down, putting up, and carrying the tabernacle, &c.
  • Services of: Teaching the people.
  • Superannuated at fifty
  • Taken instead of the first-born of Israel
  • The Jews to be kind and benevolent to
  • The tithes given to, for their support
  • Were all under control of the high priest`s deputy
  • Were consecrated
  • When superannuated required to perform the less arduous duties
  • While in attendance lodged around the temple
  • Zeal against idolatry a cause of their appointment

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