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Biography

Kohath, Second of the three sons of Levi, and grandfather of Moses and Aaron (Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16, 18). From him all priests were descended through Aaron, while those of his descendants who were not priests were known as Kohathites and were the Levites of highest rank (Num. 3:27, 30; 4:18, 34, 37; 10:21; 1 Chr. 6:61–70; 15:5).

Marriage and Family

Genesis Narrative


11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Genesis 46:11 - KJV translation


Exodus 6 Narrative

Genealogy of the sons of Levi down to the prophets - Moses and Aaron :


16 ¶ And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.
19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
21 ¶ And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25 And Eleazar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the Lord said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
Exodus 6:16-27 - KJV - Genealogy of Moses



Children


Offspring of Kohath and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Amram ben Kohath 9999 Egypt 9999 Egypt Jochebed, daughter of Levi

Izhar ben Kohath
Hebron ben Kohath
Uzziel ben Kohath

Siblings


Offspring of Levi and Milkah, daughter of Aram.
Name Birth Death Joined with
Gershon ben Levi
Kohath ben Levi 9999 Land of Canaan 9999 Egypt
Merari ben Levi
Jochebed, daughter of Levi 9999 Cainan 9999 Land of Canaan Amram ben Kohath

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