The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3019 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
leuiteßfrom (3017)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
lyoo-ee'-tace Noun Masculine
  1. one of the tribe of Levi
  2. in a narrower sense those were called Levites who, not being of the family of Aaron, for whom alone the priesthood was reserved, served as assistants to the priests. It was their duty to keep the sacred utensils and the temple clean, to provide the sacred loaves, to open and shut the gates of the temple, to sing the sacred hymns in the temple, and to do many other things.
NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
Levite 2, Levites 1
NAS Verse Count

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Leuites". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.