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The sons of Kohath (a family of the Levites) should serve in the work of the tabernacle during the period of their lives between ages thirty and fifty (Numbers 4:3). The same was true of the Gershonites (Numbers 4:23) and the sons of Merari (Numbers 4:30). Evidently the young Levites began a sort of apprenticeship at age twenty-five then entered the full responsibilities of service at age thirty, and retired from active tabernacle service at age fifty. Many years later, after the temple had replaced the tabernacle, David changed the entrance age to age twenty (1 Chronicles 23:24-27).
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8