Jahath (Jay´hath)

1 A Levite, the son of Gershom and father of Shimei (1Chr 6:43). 2 A Levite, the son of Libni (Ladan) and grandson of Gershom (1Chr 6:20); but elsewhere called Jehiel (1Chr 23:7). 3 A Levite, the son of Shimei and grandson of Gershom (1Chr 23:10-11). Because of the repetition of names in these lists it is possible that the names have become disordered through scribal errors and that these all represent the same person. 4 A Levite member of the Shelomoth family of the Izharite clan (1Chr 24:22). 5 A Levite of the clan of Merari who helped repair the Temple during King Josiah’s reforms (ca. 621 BCE). 6 A descendant of Judah of the clan of the Zorathites (1Chr 4:2).

1Chr 6:43

43son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi.

1Chr 6:20

20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

1Chr 23:7

7The sons of Gershon were Ladan and Shimei.

1Chr 23:10-11

10And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.11Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah ... View more

1Chr 24:22

22Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.

1Chr 4:2

2Reaiah son of Shobal became the father of Jahath, and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites.

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