The Results of the Census of the 12 Tribes of Israel
from the Book of Numbers 1:1- 34
Do not, however, take a census of the Levites, or
register them with the other Israelites, but enroll the Levites to take charge
of the Dwelling where to Testimony is and of all its furnishings and
From the time of the suppression of the rebellion of the Golden Calf forward in the history of the children of Israel, the tribe of Levi is no longer listed among the 12, instead the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, become tribes. The tribe of Levi has been consecrated to service to Yahweh and will not inherit a portion of the Promised Land [Numbers 1:48-54; 3:11-13].
|Tribes of Israel||
Total tribe count
men 20 years or older who are eligible for military service.
Notice that Judah was almost twice as large as the other tribes.
Separate census of the families of the sons of Levi [Gershon, Kohath, and Merari] who serve the Lord in His Sanctuary: all males of 40 days old and older [Numbers 3:14-39].
|Clans of the Levites||Numbers of males one month or older|
|1. Gershonite clans||7,500|
|2. Kohathite clans||8,300|
|3. Merarite clans||6,200|
|Total number of the Levite males one month (40 days) and older:||22,000|
Note: According to the Law of the Sinai Covenant, a male child was circumcised and named on the 8th day of his life and dedicated to God at the Sanctuary on the 40th day of his life [Leviticus 12:1-4].
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