Numbers 3:39

Overview - Numbers 3
The sons of Aaron.
The Levites are given to the priests instead of the first-born;
14 are numbered by their families.
21 The families, number, and charge of the Gershonites;
27 of the Kohathites;
33 of the Merarites.
38 The place and charge of Moses and Aaron.
40 The first-born are freed by the Levites.
44 The overplus are redeemed.
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Numbers 3:39  (King James Version)
All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

and Aaron
The word [w'hrn,] {weharon,} and "Aaron," has a point over each of its letters, probably designed as a mark of spuriousness. The word is wanting in the Samaritan, Syriac, and Coptic, and also in eight of Dr. Kennicott's and in four of De Rossi's MSS. Moses alone, as Houbigant observes, was commanded to number the Levites, (ver. 5, 11, 40, 44, 51:) for as the money with which the first-born were redeemed was to be paid to Aaron and his sons, (ver. 48,) it was decent that he, whose advantage it was that the number of the first-born should exceed, should not be authorized to take that number himself.
twenty and two thousand. This total does not agree with the particulars; for the Gershonites were Numbers 3:7 Numbers 3:500 ; the Kohathites Numbers 3:8 Numbers 3:600 ; and the Merarites Numbers 3:6 Numbers 3:200 ; which make a total of 22,300. Several methods of solving this difficulty have been proposed by learned men. Houbigant supposes there is an error in the enumeration of the Kohathites in ver. 28; the numeral {shesh,} "six," being written instead of {shalosh,} "three," before
"hundred" Dr. Kennicott's mode of reconciling the
discrepancy, however, is the most simple. He supposes that an error has crept into the number of the Gershonites in ver. 22, ; where instead of Numbers 3:7 Numbers 3:500 ; we should read Numbers 3:7 Numbers 3:200 ; as [k,] {caph} final, which stands for 500, ; might have been easily
mistaken for [r,] resh, 200 (Dr. Kennicott on the Hebrew Text, vol
II. p. 212.) Either of these modes will equally reconcile the difference.
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