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or he that hath a flat nose, or any | them, were seven thousand and every one that entereth into the thing superfluous, Or a man that Ave hundred. The families of the service, for the work in the taber. is broken-footed, or broken-hand-Gershonites shall pitch behind the nacle of the congregation; Even ed, Or crook-backt, or a dwarf, or tabernacle westward. And the those that were numbered of th hath a blemish in his eye, or chief of the house of the fatber of them, throughout their familles, be scarvy, or scabbed, or bath his the Gershonites shall be Ellasaph by the house of their fathers, were stones broken: No man that bath the son of Lael. And of Kohath two thousand and six hundred a blemish of the seed of Aaron was the family of the Amramites, and thirty. These are they that the priest shall come nigh to offer and the family of the Izetarites, were numbered of the families of the offerings of the LORD made by and the family of the Hebronites, the sons of Gershon, of all that fire: he hath a blemish; he shall and the family of the Uzzielites: might do service in the tabernacle not come nigh to offer the bread these are the families of the Ko- of the congregation, whom Moses of bis God. He shall eat the bread bathites. In the number of all and Aaron did number, according of his God, both of the most holy, the males, from a month old and to the commandment of the LORD. and of the holy: Only he shall not upward, were eight thousand and And those that were numbered of go in unto the vail, nor come nigh six hundred, keeping the charge the families of the sons of Merari, unto the altar, because he hath a of the sanctuary. Of Merari was throughout their families, by the blemish; that'ho profane not my the family of ihe Mahlites, and house of their fathers, From thirty sanctuaries: for I the LORD do the family of the Mushites: these years old and upward, even unto sanctify them. And Moses told it are the families of Merari. And fifty years old, every one that enunto Aaron, and to his sons, and those that were numbered of tereth into the service, for the unto all the children of Israel. them, according to the number of work in the tabernacle of the conNum. Iv, 47. From thirty years and upward, 'were six thousand numbered of them, atter their fa

all the males, from a month old gregation; Even those that were old and upward, even unto fifty and two hundred.

milies, were three thousand and years old, every one that came to

two hundred. These be those do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden Take the sum of the sons of Ko- lies of the sons of Merari, whom

Num. iv, 2, 8, 22, 23, 29, 30, 34-46. that were numbered of the famiin the tabernacle of the congrega- hath from among the sons of Levi,

Moses and Aaron numbered, action.

after their families, by the house cording to the word of the LORD Num. vill, 24-26. This is it that of their fathers; From thirty years by the hand of Moses. All those belongeth unto the Lerites; From old and upward, even until fifty that were numbered of the Letwenty and five years old and up-years old, all that enter into the vites, whom Moses and Aaron, ward ihey shall go in to wait up-host, to do the work in the taber- and the chief of Israel, numbered, on the service of the tabernacle nacle of the congregation. Take after their families, and after the of the congregation: Aud from the also the sum of the sons of Ger- house of their fathers, age of fifty years they shall cease shon, throughout the houses of waiting upon the service thereof, their fathers, by their families : and shall serve.no more; But shall From thirty years old and upminister with their brethren in ward, until fity years old, shalt

INTERIOR TO THE PRIESTS. the tabernacle of the congrega- thou number them; all that enter tion, to keep the charge, and shall in to perform the service, to do Num. Iil, 6, 7,9. Bring the tribe do no service. Thus shalt thou the work in the tabernacle of the of Levi near, and present them do unto the Levites touching their congregation. As for the sons of before Aaron the priest, that they charge.

Merari, thou shalt number them may minister unto him. And they 1 Chron. xxiii, 24-27. These

after their families, by the house shall keep his charge, and tho

of their fathers: From thirty years charge of the whole congregation, were the sons of. Levi after the old and upward, even unto nity before the tabernacle of the conhouse of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they ihem, every one that entereth in the tabernacle. And thou shalt

years old, shalt thou number gregation, to do the service of were counted by number of names to the service, to do the work of give the Levites unto

Aaron, and by their polls, that did the work the tabernacle of the congrega- to his sons: they are wholly given for the service of the bouse of the iton. And Moses and Aaron, and unto him out of the children of LORD, from the age of twenty the chief of the congregation, Israel. years and upward. For David

num! red the sons of th Kohathsaid, The LORD God of Israel hath

Num. vlli, 22. And after that given rest unto bis people, that ites, after their families, and after went the Levites tu to do their they may dwell in Jerusalem for thirty years old and upward, eren congregation before Aaron, and

the house of their futbers, From service in the tabernacle of the ever:

And also unto the Levites; unto Árty years old, every one before his sons: as the Lord had they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the

work in the tabernacle of the the Levites, so did they unto that entereth into the service, for

commanded Moses concerning the service thereof. For, by the last words of David, the Levites

And those that congregation:

them, were numbered from twenty years families, were two thousand seven were numbered of them, by their

Num. xvill, 2, 6. And thy old and above.

hundred and fifty. These were brethren also of the tribe of Lovi,

they that were numbered of the the tribe of thy father, bring thou THREE CLASSES.

families of the Kohathites, all that with thee, that they may be QERSHON, KONATII, AND MERARI. might do service in the tabernacle joined unto theo, and minister

Num. iii, 21-24, 27, 28, 33, 34. of the congregation, which Moses unto thee but thon and thy sons of Gershon was the family of the and Aaron did number, according with thee shall minister before Libnites, and the family of the to the commandment of the LORD, the tabernacle of witness. And I, Shinites: these are the families of by the hand of Moses. And those behold, I have taken your brea the Gershonites. Thuse that were that were numbered of the sons thren the Lovites from among the pambered of them, according to of Gershon, throughout their fa- children of Israel; to you they are the number of all the males, from milles, and by the house of their given as a gig for the LORD, io do a month old and upward, even fathers, From thirty years old and tho service of the tabernaclo of those that were numbered of upward, even unto nny years old, I tho congregation.

1 Chron. xxIII, 29, 31, 32. Because, tuary, and the charge of the altar:/ and Shemsramoth, and Jehfel, and their office was to wait on the that there be no wrath any more Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and sons of Aarou, for the service of upon the chudren of Israel. Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and the house of the LOBD, in the Neither must the children of Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and courts, and in the chambers, and Israel henceforth come nigh the Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. in the purifying of all holy things, tabernacle of the congregation, and the work of the service of the lest they bear sin, and die. But

1 Chron. XVI, 37, 38. So he left house of God; And to offer all the Levites shall do the service of there, before the ark of the coveburnt-sacrifices unto the Lord in the tabernacle of the congrega- nant of the LORD, Asaph and his the sabbaths, in the new-moons, tion, and they shall bear their brethren, to minister before the and on the set feasts, by number, iniquity. It shall be a statute for ark, continually, as every day's according to the order commands ever throughout your generations, work required: And Obed-edom, ed unto them, continually before that among the children of Israel with their brethren, threescore the LORD; And that they should they have no inheritance.

and eight; Obed-edom also the son keep the charge of the taber

of Jeduthun, and Hosah, to be

1 Chron. vi, 48. Their brethren porters. nacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and also the Levites were appointed

1 Chron. xxiii, 4, 25, 26. Of the charge of the song of Aaron unto all manner of service of the which, twenty and four thoutheir brethren, in the service of tabernacle of the house of God.

sand were to set forward the the house of the LORD.

1 Chron. ix, 26--82. For these work of the house of the LORD,

Levites, the four chief porters, and six thousand were officers and DUTIES.

were in their set office, and were judges: For David said, The LORD

over the chambers and treasurles God of Israel bath given rest unto GENERAL CHARGE OF SACRED of the house of God. And they his people, that they may dwell in THINGS.

lodged round about the house of Jerusalem for ever: And also Num. i, 50,51,53. But thou shalt God, because the charge was upon unto the Levites they shall no appoint the

Levites over the taber- them, and the opening thereof more carry the tabernacle, nor any nacle of testimony, and over all every morning pertained to them. vessels of it for the service there the vessels thereof, and over all and certain of them had the of. things that belong to it: they shall charge of the ministering vessels,

8 Chron. XXX, 22. And Hezekiah bear the tabernacle, and all the that they should bring them in spake comfortably unto all the vessels thereof; and they shall and out by tale. And Mattithiah; Levites that taught the good minister unto it,

and

shall one of the Levites, who was the knowledge of the LORD: and they encamp round about the taber-1 Arst-born of Shallum the Korabite, did eat throughout

the feast seven nacle. And when the tabernacle had the set office over the things days, offering peace-offerings, and setteth forward; the Levites shall that were made in the pans. And making confession to the LORD take it down; and

when the other of their brethren, of the sons God of their fathers. tabernacle is to be pitched, the of the Kohathites, were over the Levites shall set it up: and the showbread, to prepare it every 2 Chron. xxxiv, 13. Also they stranger that cometh nigh shall

were over the bearers of burdens, Sabbath. be put to death.

and were overseers of all that But the Levites 1 Chron. XV, 11 -- 18. And shall pitch round about the taber-David called for Zadok and wrought the work in any manner

of service : and of the Levites nacle of testimony, that there be Abiathar the priests, and for the

there were scribes, and officers, Do wrath upon the congregation of Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and the children of Israel: and the Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliei, and

and porters. Levites shall keep the charge of Amminadab, And said unto them, 2 Chron. XXXV, 4, 5. And prethe tabernacle of testimony. Ye are the chief of the fathers pare yourselves by the houses

your Num. iii, 8. And they shall keep of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, of your fathers, after all the instruments of the taber both ye and your brethren, that ye courses, according to the writing nacle of the congregation, and the may bring up the ark of the LORD of David king of Israel, and charge of the children of Israel, to God of Israel unto the place that I according to the writing of so

his have prepared for it. For becanse lomon

And stand do the service of the tabernacle.

ye did it not at the first, the LORD in the holy place, according to Num. viil, 19. And I have given our God made a breach upon us, the divisions of the fathers of the Levites as a gift to Aaron and for that we sought him not after your brethren the people, and to his sons from among the child the due order. So the priests and after the division of the families of dren of Israel, to do the service the Levites sanctified themselves the Levites. of the children of Israel in the to bring up the ark of the LORD tabernacle of the congregation, God of Israel. And the children

Neh. xl, 16. And Shabbethai and and to make an atonement for the of the Levites bare the

ark of God Jozabad, of the

chief of the Le children of Israel; that there be no upon their shoulders, with the outward business of the bouse of plague among the children of staves thereon, as Moses com. Israel, when the children of Israel manded, according to the word of

God. come nigh unto the sanctuary. the LORD. And David spake to SPECIAL CHARGE OF THE

Num. xviii, 3-5, 22, 23, And they the chief of the Levites, to apBball keep thy charge, and the point their brethren to be the

THREE CLASSES. charge of all the tabernacle: only singers with instruments of music,

GERSION. they shall not come nigh the ves- psalterles, and harps, and cytobals, Num. III, 25, 26. And the chargo sels of the sanctuary and the altar, Boudding, by lifting up the voice of the song of Gershon, in the that neither they nor ye also die. with joy. Bo the Levites appoint, tabernacle of the congregation And they shall be joined unto od Homan the son of Joel; and of shall be the tabernacle, and the thee, and keep the charge of the his brethren, Asaph the son of tent, the covering thereof, and tabernacle of the congregation, Berechlan; and of the song of the hanglag for the door of the for all the service of the taber. Merari thetr brethren, Ethan the tabernacle of the congregation. naclo: and a stranger shall not son of Anshalab: and with them and the bangings of the court, como nigb unto you. And ye tbetr brethren of the second de and the curtain for the door of the shall keep the charge of the audio lores, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaazial, I coort, whlon 6 by the tabernacio,

80n.

and by the altar round about, but they shall not touch any holy 1 Chron. xxlil, 6, 80. Moreover, and the cords of it, for all the thing, lest they dio. These things four thousand were porters, and service thereof.

are the burden of the song of four thousand praised the LORD Num. iv, 24-28. This is the service Kohath in the tabernacle of the with the instruments which i of the families of the Gershonites, congregation. Cut ye not off the made, said David, to praise there

tribe of the families of the Ko-with. And to stand every mornto serve, and for burdeng. And they shall bear the curtains of the hathites from among the Levites: ing to thank and praise the LORD, tabernacle, and the tabernacle of But thus do unto them, that they and likewise at even. the congregation, his covering, may live, and not die, when they

2 Chron. xxiii, 18. Also Jeholaand the covering of the badgers approach unto the most holy da appointed the offices of the skins that is above upon it, and things: Aaron and his sons shall house of the LORD by the hand

of the hanging for the door of the go in, and appoint them every one tabernacle of the congregation, to his service, and to his burden.

the priests the Levites, whom

David bad distributed in the And the hangings of the court, But they shall not go in to see

house of the LORD, to offer the and the hanging for the door of when the holy things are covered, burnt offerings of the Lord, as it

lest they die. the tabernacle, and by the altar charge of their burden, according with rejoicing and with singing, round about, and their cords, and to all their service in the taber

as it was ordained by David. all the instruments of their ser- nacle of the congregation; the

2 Chron. XxxI, 2. And Hezekiah vice, and all that is made for them: boards of the tabernacle, and the

courses of the 60 shall they serve. At the ap- bars thereof, and the pillars there-appointed the pointment of Aaron and his sons of, and sockets thereof, And the priests, and the Levites after their shall be all the service of the pillars of the court round about, courses, every man according to sons of the Gershonites, in all their and their sockets, and their pins, bis service, the priests and Levites burdens, and in all their service: and their cords, with all their in- for burnt-offerings, and for peaceand ye shall appoint unto them in struments, and with all their ser- offerings, to minister, and to give charge all their

burdens. This is vices and by name ye shall reckon thanks, and to praise in the gates the service of the families of the the instruments

of the charge of of the tents of the LORD. bonsof Gershon in the tabernacleof their burden. This is the service

2 Chron, xxxiv, 12. And the men the congregation: and their charge of the families of the sons of did the work faithfully;

and the shall be under the hand of Ithamar Merari, according to all their ser- overseers of them were Jabath the son of Aaron the priest.

vice, in the tabernacle of the con- and Obadiah, the Levites, of the gregation, under the hand of sons of Merari; and Zechariah and

Ithamar the son of Aaron the Meshullam, of the sons of the KOHATH.

priest. Num. ill, 29-31. The families of

Kobathites, to set it forward; the sons of Kohath shall pitch on

and others of the Levites, all that

THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE could skil of instruments of the side of the tabernacle south

ORCHESTRA.

musick. ward. And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the LORD separated the tribe of Levi: singers, the sons of Asaph, were

Deut. X, 8. At that time the

2 Ohron. XXXV, 15. And the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. And their charge the LORD, to stand before the

to bear the ark of the covenant of in their place, according to the shall be the ark, and the table, and

commandment of David, and the candlestick, and then altars, to bless in his name, unto this Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun wherewith they minister, and the day

waited at every gate: they might hanging, and all the service there

1 Chron. vi, 31, 32. And these not depart from their service; for .

are they whom David set over the their brethren the Levites preNum. IV, 4. This shall be the the LORD, after that the ark had

service of song in tho house of pared for them. service of the sons of Kohath, in rest. And they ministered before

Neh. xil, 24. And the chief of the tabernacle of the congrega- the dwelling place of the taber- the Levites: Hashabiah, Sheretion, about the most boly things. Dacle of the congregation with biah, and Jeshua the son of

singing, until Solomon had built Kadmiel, with their brethren over MERARI.

the house of the LORD in Jerusa- against them, to praise and to Num. 111, 35-37. And the chief lem; and then they waited on their give thanks, according to the of the house of the father of the office according to their order. commandment of David the man families of Merari was Zuriel the 1 Chron. is, 33, 34. And these of God ward over against ward. son of Abihail: these shall pitch are the singers, chief of the on the side of the tabernacle fathers of the Levites, roho

CHABOB OB THB TEMPLE GATES. northward. And under the cus- maining in the chambers were

1 Ohron. xxv, 12, 13. Among tody and charge of the song of free; for they were employed in these were the divisions of the Merari shall be the boards of the that work day and night. These porters, even among the chief tabernacle, and the bars thereof, chief fathers of the Lovites were men, having wards one against and the pillars thereof, and the chiet throughout their genera another, to minister in the house Bockets thereof, and all the vessels tions: these dwelt at Jerusalem.

of the LORD. And they cast lots, thereof, and all that serveth there

1 Ohron. XVI, 4, 41. And he ap

as well the small as the great, round abont, and their sockets, minister before the ark of the fathers; for every gato. to. And the pillars of the court pointed certain

of the Loviles to according to the house of thels and their pins, and their cords.

LORD, and to record, and to thank 1 Ohron. XVI, 14--19. And the Num. iv, 16, 18-20, 81-83. And and praise the LORD God of lot eastward fell to sbelemiah : when Aaron and his sons have Israel. And with them Heman then for Zechartab his son (a made an end of covering the and Jeduthun, and the rest that wise counsellor) they cast lots, and sanctuary, and all the vessels of were chosen, who were express his lot came out northward. To the sanctuary, as the camp is to ed by name, to give thanks to the Obed-edom southwand; and to his set forward; after that, the sons LORD, because blo'meroy endureth sons the house of Asupplm. To of Kobath shall corpo to bear for ever.

8bopplm and Honah the lot came

of my

com

forth westward, with the gate them together to the river that freed from being bond-men, and Shall cheth, by the causeway runneth to Abava; and there hewers of wood, and drawers of of the going up, ward against abode we in tents three days: and water, for the honse ward. Eastward were six Levites, I viewed the people and the God.

And they answered northward four a day, southward priests, and found there none of Joshua, and said, Because it was four a day, and toward Asuppim the sons of Levi. Then sent I for certainly told thy servants, how two and two. At Parbar west- Ellezer, for Ariel, for Shemalah, that the LORD thy God. ward, four at the causeway, and and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, manded bis servant Moses to two at Parbar. These are the and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, give you all the land, and to desdivisions of the porters among the and for Zechariah, and for Mes- troy all the inhabitants of the land sons of Kore, and among the sons hullam, chief men; also for Joarib, from before you, therefore we of Merari.

and for Elnathan, men of under- were sore afraid of our lives be2 Chron. XXXV, 15. ...

And standing. And I sent them with cause of you, and have done this the porters waited at every gate;

commandment unto Iddo the thing. And now, bebold, we are they might not depart from their chief, at the place Casiphia, and I in thine hand:

as it seemeth good service; for their brethren the told them what they should say and right unto thee to do unto us, Levites prepared for them.

unto Iddo, and to his brethren do. And so did he unto them,

the Nethinims, at the place Casi. and delivered them out of the 2 Chron. xxiii, 19. And he set phia, that they should bring unto band of the children of Israel, the porters at the gates of the

us ministers for the house of our that they slew them not. And house of the LORD, that none God. And, by the good hand of Joshua made them that day hewwhich was unclean in any thing our God upon us, they brought ers of wood, and drawers of water, Bhould enter in.

a man of understan ling, of the for the congregation, and for the Neh. xil, 25, 26. Mattanlah, and sons of Mahll, the son of Levi, the altar of the LORD, even unto this Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, son of Israel; and Shereblah, with day, in the place which he should Talmon, Akkub, were porters, his sons and his brethren, eigh- choose. keeping the ward, at the thres- teen: And Hasbabiah, and with

These were him Jeshalah of the sons of Merari, Netbinims, whom David and the holds of the gates.

Ezra vill, 20. Also of the In the days of Joiakim the son of his brethren, and their sons, princes bad appointed for the Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and twenty. in the days of Nehemiah the go

service of the Levites, two huo. 3.

dred and twenty Nethinims: all of vernor, and of Ezra the priest tho scribe.

NETHINIMS.

them were expressed by name. Joshua 1x, 14-27. And the men WANDERING LEVITES. took of their victuals, and asked Deut. xviil, 6, 7. And if a Levite not counsel at the mouth of tho

OTHER SACRED PERSONS. come from any of thy gates out of LORD., And Joshua made peace

JEWISH ELDERS. all Israel, where he sojourned, and with them, and made a league

Exod. xxiv, 9, 13, 14. Then went come with all the desire of his with them, to let them live; and mind unto the place which the the princes of the congregation up Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and LORD shall choose; Then be shall sware unto them. And it came to Abihu, and seventy of the elders minister in the name of the LORD pass, at the end of three days after of Israel; And Moses rose up, and his God, as all his brethren the they had made a league with them, his minister Joshua: and Moses Levites do, which stand there that they heard that they were went up into the mount of God. before the LORD.

their neighbours, and that they And he sald unto the elders, Tarry

dwelt among them. And the ye here for us, until we come again Judges xvil, 7-13. And there was

children of Israel journeyed, and unto you: and, behold, Aaron and & young man out of Beth-lebem

came unto their cities on the Hur are with you: if any man have judah of the family of Judah, who third day. Now their cities were any matters to do, let him come was a Levite, and he sojourned Gibeon, and Chephirah,

and unto them. there. And the man departed out Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. And of the city from Beth-lehem-judah the children of Israel smote them LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto

Num. xi, 16, 24, 30. And the to sojourn where he could find a not, becauso the princes of the place: and he came to Mount Eph

me seventy men of the elders of congregation had sworn unto Israel, whom thou knowest to be ralm, to the house of Micah, as he them by the LORD God of Israel. the elders of the people, and ofJourneye'l, Aud Micah said unto And all the congregation mur- ficers over them; and bring them him, Whenco comest thou? And mured against the princes. But unto the tabernacle of the congrehe said unto him, I am a Levite of all the princes said unto all the gation, that they may stand there Beth-lehem-judah, and I go to so-congregation, We have Sworn journ where I may find a place. unto them by the LORD God of and told the people the words of

with thee. And Moses went out, And Micah said unto him, Dwell Israel: now therefore we may not of the LORD, and gathered the with me, and be unto me a father touch them. This we will do to seventy men of the elders of the and a priest, and I will give thee them; we will even let them live, people, and set them round about ton shekels of silver by the year, lest wrath be upon us, because of the tabernacle. And Moses gat and a suit of apparel, and thy vic- the oath which we sware unto him, into the camp, he and the tuals. So the Levite went in. And them. And the princes said unto elders of Israel. the Levite was content to dwell them, Let them live; but let them with the mun; and the young man be héwers of wood, and drawers

Ruth iv, 2. And he took ten men was unto him as one of his

sons. of water, unto all the congrega- 1 of the elders of the city, and said, And Micah consecrated the Levite; tion; as the princes had promised sit ye down here. And they sat and the young man became his them. And Joshua called for down. priest, and was in the house of them, and he spake unto them, Lam. iv, 16. The anger of the Micah. Then said Micah, Now saying, Wherefore have ye be- LORD hath divided them; he will know I that the LORD will

do me gulled us, saying, We are very far no more regard them: they resgood, seeing I have a Lovito to from you; when ye dwell among pected not the persons of the my priest.

us ? Now therefore ye are cursed, ) priests, they favoured not the Ezra vill, 15-19. And I gathered and there shall nope of you bé l elders.

THE NAZARITES. self unclean for his father, or for leavened bread: the priest shall Num. Vi, 2-4. Speak unto the mother, for his brother, or for his offer also his meat-olfering, and children of Israel, and say unto sister, when they die; because the his drink - offering. And the them, When either man or woman consecration of his God is upon Nazarite shall shave the head of shall separate themselves to vow a bis head. All the days of his his separation at the door of the vow or a Nazarite, to separate separation he is holy unto the tabernacle of the congregation; themselves unto the LORD; He LORD. And if any man die very and shall take the hair of the head shall separate himself from wine suddenly by him, and he hath of his separation, and put it in the and strong drink, and shall drink defiled the head of his consecra- fire which is under the sacrifice no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of tion; then he shall shave his head of the peace-offerings. And the strong drink, neither shall he in the day of his cleansing, on priest shall take the sodden shouldrink any liquor of grapes, nor the seventh day shall he shave it. der of the ram, and one unleaven. eat moist grapes, or dried. All And on the eighth day he shallod cake out of the basket, and one the days of bis separation shall he bring two turtles, or two young unleavened wafer, and shall put eat nothing that is made of the pigeons, to the priest, to the door them upon the hands of the vine-tree, from the kernels even of the tabernacle of the cougrega- Nazarite, after the hair of his to the husk.

tion. And the prfest shall offer separation is shaven. And the

the one for a sin-offering, and the priest shall wave them for a wavo Judges xiii, 4-7, 12–14. Now make an atonement for him, for holy for the priest, with the wave

other for a burnt-offering, and offering before the Lord: this is therelore beware, I pray thee, that he sinned by the dead, and breast and heave shoulder: and and drink not wine, nor strong shall hallow his head that 'same drink, and eat not any unclean thing. For, lo, thou shalt con- day. And he shall consecrate wine. This is the law of the ceive, and bear a son; and no

unto the LORD the days of his Nazarite who hath vowed, and of razor'shall come on his' head: for separation, and shall bring a lamb bis offering unto the Lord for his the child shall be a Nazarite unto of the first year for a trespass- separation, besides that that his God from the womb; and he shall offering: but the days that were hand shall get: according to the begin to deliver Israel out of the before shall be lost, because his yow

which he vowed, so he must hand of the Philistines.

do after the law of his separation. separation was defiled.

Then the woman capie and told her Judges xvi, 17, 19, 20. That he husband, saying, A man of God told her all his heart, and said LEVITES AND THEIR came unto me, and his counten- unto her, There hath not come a

CHIEFS. ance was like the countenance of razor upon mine head; for I have

1 Chron. xv, 7--10. Of the sons an angel of God, very terrible: been a Nazarite unto God from of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his but I asked him 'not whence he my mother's womb: if I be shaven, brethren an hundred and'twenty. was, neither told he me lis name.

ttien my strength will go from of the sons of Merari; Asalah the But he said unto me, Behold, thou me, and I shall become weak, and chief, and his brethren two hunshalt conceive, and bear a son; be like any other man. And she dred and twenty. Of the sons of and now drink no wine nor strong made him sleep npon ber knees: Gershom; Joel the chief, and his drink, neither eat any unclean and she called for a man, and she brethren an hundred and thirty. thing for the child shall be a caused him to shave off the seven of the sons of Elizaphan; sheNazarite to God from the womb locks of his head, and she began to maiah the chief, and his brethren to the day of his death. And afflict him, and his strength went two hundred. 'of the sons of Manoah said, Now let thy words from him. And she said, The Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his come to pass: how shall we order Philistines be upon thee, Samson. brethren fourscore. Of the sons the child? and how shall we do un And he awoke out of his sleep, of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, to him? And the angel of the and said, I will go out, as at other and his brethren an hundred and Lord said unto Manuah, of all times before, and shake myself

. twelve. that I said unto the woman let And he wist not that the LORD her beware. She may not eat of was departed from him.

COURSES OF PRIESTS. any thing that cometh of the vine,

1 Ohron. xxiii, 6. And David neither let her drink wine or

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divided them into courses among strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded

Num. vi, 13-21. And this is the the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, her let her observe.

law of the Nazarite; When the Kobath, and Merari.

days of his separation are fulfilled, Amos ii, 11, 12. And I raised up he shall be brongbt unto the door are the divisions of the sons of

1 Chron. xxiv, 1--31. Now these of your sons for prophets, and of of the tabernacle of the congrega- Aaron. The sons of Aaron; 'Nayour young men for Nazarites. Is tion: And he shall offer his offer- dab, and Abiliu, Eleazar, and it not even thus, o ye children of ing unto the Lord, one he-lamb of Itbamar. But Nadab and Abihu Israel? saith the LORD. Butye the first year without blemish for died before their father, and had gave the Nazarites wine to drink; la burnt-offering, and one ewe- no children; therefore Eleazar and commanded the prophets lamb of the first year without and Ithamar executed the priest's saying, Prophesy not.

blemish for a sin-offering, and one office. And David distributed

ram without blemish for peace- them, both Zadok of the sons of Dis PECULIAR RITUAL. offerings, And a basket of un- Eleazar, and Abimelech of the Num. vi, 5–12. All the days of leavened bread, cakes of fine sons of Ithamar, according to their the vow of bis separation there flour mingled with oil, and wafers offices in their service. And there shall no razor come upon his of unleavened bread anointed were more chief men found of the head; until the days be fulfilled, in with oil, and their meat offering, sons of Eleazar than of the sons of the which he separateth himself and their drink offerings. And Ithamar, and thus were they unto the Lord he shall be holy, the priest shall bring them before divided: among the

of and shall let the locks of the hair the LORD, and sball offer his sio- Eleazar there were sixteon chief of his head grow. All the days offering, and his burnt-offering. men of the house of their fathers, that he separateth himself, unto And he shall offer the ram for a and eight among the sons of the Lord be shall come at no dead sacifice of peace - offerings unto Ithamar, according to the house body. He shall not make him. I the LORD, with the basket of un- of their fathers. Thus were thev

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