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Torrey's Topical Textbook
A common disease among the Jews
An incurable disease
Often sent as a punishment for sin
Nu 12:9,10; 2Ch 26:19.
2Sa 3:29; 2Ki 5:27.
Parts affected by
Often began with a bright red spot
Turned the skin white
Ex 4:6; 2Ki 5:27.
Turned the hair white or yellow
Ceremonies at cleansing of
Those afflicted with
Less inveterate when it covered the whole body
Power of God manifested in curing
Nu 12:13,14; 2Ki 5:8-14.
Power of Christ manifested in curing
Mt 8:3; Lu 5:13; 17:13,14.
Christ gave power to heal
Suspected of, shown to priest.
Suspected of, shut up seven days.
Infected with, to have the piece first torn out.
Incurable infected with, burned.
Suspected of, but not having, washed and pronounced clean.
Suspected of, reported to priest.
Suspected of, emptied.
Suspected of, inspected by priest.
Suspected of, shut up seven days.
To have the part infected with, first removed, and the rest scraped, &c.
Incurably infected with, pulled down and removed.
Infected with, communicated uncleanness to everyone who entered them.
Suspected of, but not infected, pronounced clean.
Ceremonies at cleansing of.
Descended from Jacob's third son
Ge 29:34; Heb 7:9,10.
Ge 49:5,7; De 33:8-11.
Originally consisted for three families or divisions
Nu 3:17; 1Ch 6:16-48.
Not numbered with Israel
Numbered separately after the people from a month old
Families, as numbered
Chosen by God for service of the sanctuary
1Ch 15:2; Nu 3:6.
Taken instead of the first-born of Israel
Nu 3:12,13,40-45; 8:16-18.
Zeal against idolatry a cause of their appointment
Ex 32:26-28; De 33:9,10.
Entered on their service at twenty-five years of age
Numbered as ministers at thirty
Superannuated at fifty
When superannuated required to perform the less arduous duties
Ceremonies at consecration of
Cleansing and purifying.
Given to Aaron and sons
Making a sin-offering for.
Elders of Israel laying their hands on them.
Presenting them to God as an offering for the people.
Setting before the priest and presenting them as their offering to God.
Nu 3:9; 8:19.
Encamped round the tabernacle
Nu 1:50,52,53; 3:23,29,35.
Marched in the centre of Israel
Ministering to the Lord.
Guarded king's person and house in times of danger
Ministering to priests.
Nu 3:6,7; 18:2.
Ministering to the people.
Keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
Nu 18:3; 1Ch 23:32.
Keeping sacred instruments and vessels.
Nu 3:8; 1Ch 9:28,29.
Keeping sacred oil, flour, &c.
Keeping sacred treasures.
Taking charge of the tithes, offerings, &c.
2Ch 31:11-19; Ne 12:44.
Doing the service of tabernacle.
Taking down, putting up, and carrying the tabernacle, &c.
Nu 1:50,51; 4:5-33.
Preparing the sacrifices for the priests.
1Ch 23:31; 2Ch 35:11.
Preparing the show bread.
1Ch 9:31,32; 23:29.
Purifying the holy things.
Regulating weights and measures.
Teaching the people.
2Ch 17:8,9; 30:22; 35:3; Ne 8:7.
Blessing the people.
Keeping the gates of the temple.
1Ch 9:17-26; 23:5; 2Ch 35:15; Ne 12:25.
Conducting the sacred music.
1Ch 23:5-30; 2Ch 5:12,13; Ne 12:24,27-43.
Singing praises before the army.
Judging and deciding in controversies.
De 17:9; 1Ch 23:4; 2Ch 19:8.
2Ki 11:5-9; 2Ch 23:5-7.
Had no inheritance in Israel
De 10:9; Jos 13:33; 14:3.
The Jews to be kind and benevolent to
De 12:12,18,19; 14:29; 16:11,14.
Eight and forty cities with extensive suburbs, appointed for
The tithes given to, for their support
Nu 18:21,24; 2Ch 31:4,5; Ne 12:44,45; Heb 7:5.
Bound to give a tenth of their tithes to the priests
Had a part of their offerings
Served in courses after captivity
Had chiefs or officers over them
Nu 3:24,30,35; 1Ch 15:4-10; 2Ch 35:9; Ezr 8:29.
Were all under control of the high priest's deputy
Nu 3:32; 1Ch 9:20.
While in attendance lodged around the temple
Punished with death for encroaching on the priestly office
Punishment of Korah and others of, for offering incense