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Levi

Levi [N] [H] [S]

adhesion.

  • The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words ( Genesis 29:34 ), "This time will my husband be joined [Heb. yillaveh] unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah ( Genesis 34:25-31 ). He and his three sons went down with Jacob ( 46:11 ) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years ( Exodus 6:16 ).

  • The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ ( Luke 3:29 ).

  • Luke 3:24 .

  • One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus ( Mark 2:14 ; Luke 5:27 Luke 5:29 ), called also Matthew ( Matthew 9:9 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Levi". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .