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Inheritance To The Levis

What was the inheritance given to the tribe of Levi?

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 ---Ryan_Z on 6/9/07
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According to Scripture, the inheritance of the Levites was God Himself. The Levites were given no individual inheritance of land, but, were chosen by God to tend to the duties of the Tabernacle/Temple. The offerings were given to provide care for the Levites, enabling them to perform their duties without other concerns.
---tommy3007 on 2/24/08

1) I am a Jewish believer..a decendant of the Levite grandparents name was Cohen, which is a name that comes from the Levite lineage. When I read of the Levites, I see where God is providing a foreshadowing of things to come. As you all probably have read the scripture of 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
---Holly4jc on 7/14/07

2) We are now ALL (as believers) part of that royal priesthood and our inheritance is not of this land (ie the world) but we have a Godly (heavenly) inheritance, just as the Levites did, God was their inheritance. See the foreshadowing of things to come, old testament examples for new testament events. Pretty amazing huh? Only God could have planned that!
---Holly4jc on 7/14/07

Inheritance>>>A gift of property or rights passed from one generation to another. When the forty-eight cities were pitched upon, they were divided into four lots, as they lay next together, and then by lot were determined to the four several families of the Tribe of Levi. See Joshua Chap. 21:1-8. NOTE--These were the leaders who had seen what the Lord had done for the Israelites.
---catherine on 6/10/07

Let's answer with scritpure:

Num 18:23 "Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

Num 18:24 "For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, 'They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.' "
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

Num 18:26 "Moreover, you shall speak to the Levites and say to them, 'When you take from the sons of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to the LORD, a tithe of the tithe.
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

Num 35:2 "Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.
Jos 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but he did not give an inheritance to the Levites among them.
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

Jos 18:7 "For the Levites have no portion among you, because the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond the Jordan, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."
Jos 21:3 So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

Neh 11:20 The rest of Israel, of the priests {and} of the Levites, {were} in all the cities of Judah, each on his own inheritance.
---Ryan_Z on 6/10/07

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