To Kohath belonged the clans of the Amramites, Izharites, Hebronites and Uzzielites; these were the Kohathite clans.
The number of all the males a month old or more was 8,600. The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the sanctuary.
The Kohathite clans were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle.
The leader of the families of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
They were responsible for the care of the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain, and everything related to their use.
The chief leader of the Levites was Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest. He was appointed over those who were responsible for the care of the sanctuary.