Kohath


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Kohath

(kō`hăth), in the Bible, founder of a family of the Levites. It comprised four groups, the Amramites, Izeharites, Hebronites, and Uzzielites.
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What seems very interesting is that the Bible has recorded the names of several overseers, like those of Jahath and Obadiath, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariach and Meshullam, the sons of Kohath who supervised the works of the Temple.
1, Social Institutions 25 (1965)) (noting that Elkanah traced his lineage back to Kohath, the son of Levi, so in reality he was not an ordinary commoner).
Originally descendants of Aaron, today they are of the Levite lineage of the sons of Uzziel ben Kohath ben Levi, for in 1624 the last high priest of the line of Aaron, Shalmah be Phineas, died without male issue.
A Septuagint variation on the length of the sojourn reduces it to only 210 years, which does fit the genealogy that traces a short line of descent from Levi, son of Jacob, through Gershon and Kohath to Amram, father of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses.