To Kohath1 belonged the clans of the Amramites, Izharites, Hebronites and Uzzielites;2 these were the Kohathite3 clans.
The number of all the males a month old or more4 was "8,600.a The Kohathites were responsible5 for the care of the sanctuary.629
The Kohathite clans were to camp on the south side7 of the tabernacle.
The leader of the families of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan8 son of Uzziel.
They were responsible for the care of the ark,9 the table,10 the lampstand,11 the altars,12 the articles13 of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain,14 and everything related to their use.1532
The chief leader of the Levites was Eleazar16 son of Aaron, the priest. He was appointed over those who were responsible17 for the care of the sanctuary.18