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  • n. Plural form of Levite.

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Examples

  • Others go before them playing upon harps, which they call Levites, whether so named from Lusius or

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • "Ahijah, whose name occurs after" the Levites, is not mentioned in the previous lists.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • You know, among the original Twelve Tribes the Levites were the scholars.

    Dirge

  • And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubilee: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.

    Leviticus 25.

  • Levites: and there is something lawful in the Levites, that is unlawful in the priests.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Egyptians, and changed it only in so far as their religion made it necessary, for with them as with others the healing art was a part of the religion, and the Levites were the sole practitioners.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • Now the origin of this distinction can be traced to Ezekiel, according to whom the Levites were the priests who had been degraded from their priestly office, because they had ministered in idolatrous worship at the high places, xliv. 6ff., whereas the priests were the Zadokites who had ministered only at Jerusalem.

    Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Now Malachias complains not of the injustice of which the Levites were the object, but of the negligence on the part of the people themselves in the payment of the tithes

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Trahison des Clercs_, or Treason of the Levites, with which he had previously upbraided the intellectuals of his time, now appears to consist precisely in coveting a part in this world's inheritance, and forgetting that the inheritance of the Levites is the Lord: which, being interpreted philosophically, means that a philosopher is bound to measure all things by the infinite.

    Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy Five Essays

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