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 6:16
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6:16 According to their family records, these are the names of Levi's sons: Gershon, Kehoth and Merari. Levi lived to be 137 years old.
Ve'eleh shmot bney-Levi letoldotam Gershon uKehat uMerari ushney chayey Levi sheva ushloshim ume'at shanah.
6:17 The families descending from Gershon: Livni and Shimi.
Beney Gershon Livni veShim'i lemishpechotam.
6:18 The sons of Kehoth: Amram, Yitzhar, Hebron (Chevron), and Uzziel. Kehoth lived to be 133 years old.
Uveney Kehat Amram veYitshar veChevron ve'Uziel ushney chayey Kehat shalosh ushloshim ume'at shanah.



Commentary:

family records
  (cf. Targum Yonathan).

Levi's sons
  Genesis 46:11, 1 Chronicles 5:27.

from Gershon
  See Numbers 3:18, 1 Chronicles 6:2.

Livni
  Numbers 26:58, 1 Chronicles 6:5, 6:14.

Shimi
  Not mentioned in Numbers 26. It appears that there was also a Shimi who was a great-grandson of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:27, see Malbim ibid. 6:5). Also see Zechariah 12:13, 1 Chronicles 23:9, 25:17.

sons of Kehoth
  See Numbers 3:19, 1 Chronicles 5:28, 6:3, 23:12.

Amram
  Moses' father; see Exodus 6:20, Numbers 26:59. See Numbers 3:27, 1 Chronicles 26:23.

Yitzhar
  See Exodus 6:21, 1 Chronicles 6:23. In 1 Chronicles 6:7, he is referred to as Aminadav (cf. Radak, Ralbag ad loc.).

Hebron
  Numbers 3:27, 26:58, 1 Chronicles 15:9, 23:19, 26:23,30,31. The name is the same as that of the city.

Uzziel
  See Exodus 6:22.





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