Levi

(Hebrew: attached to)

Third son of Jacob, by Lia (Genesis 29). With his brother Simeon he cruelly avenged the humiliation of their sister Dina (Genesis 34), for which they were severely rebuked by Jacob (Genesis 34, 49). Head of the tribe that was set apart for the service of the Lord (Jos., 21). See also: Levites.

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