In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle when it was moved from place to place, the curtains, veils, tent-hangings ( Numbers 3: : 2126 -26). Thirteen Levitical cities fell to the lot of the Gershonites ( Joshua 21:27-33 ).
his banishment; the change of pilgrimage
(exile ). The eldest of the three sons of Levi, born before the descent of Jacobs family into Egypt. ( Genesis 46:11 ; Exodus 6:16 ) (B.C. before 1706.) But, though the eldest born, the families of Gershon were outstripped in fame by their younger brethren of Kohath, from whom sprang Moses and the priestly line of Aaron.