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What kind of job description did a Levite have (1 Chronicles 23:26,28-32)? I.e. What duties did a Levite have? (23:26, 28–32)

What kind of job description did a Levite have (1 Chronicles 23:26,28-32)? I.e. What duties did a Levite have? (23:26, 28–32)

1 Chronicles 23:26 26the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the articles used in its service."

1 Chronicles 23:28-32 28The duty of the Levites was to help Aaron's descendants in the service of the temple of the LORD: to be in charge of the courtyards, the side rooms, the purification of all sacred things and the performance of other duties at the house of God. 29They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the special flour for the grain offerings, the thin loaves made without yeast, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size. 30They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD. They were to do the same in the evening 31and whenever burnt offerings were presented to the LORD on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals. They were to serve before the LORD regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them. 32And so the Levites carried out their responsibilities for the tent of meeting, for the Holy Place and, under their relatives the descendants of Aaron, for the service of the temple of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 23:27 - 30

ESV - 27 For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward. 28 For their duty was to assist the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord, having the care of the courts and the chambers, the cleansing of all that is holy, and any work for the service of the house of God.

Clarify Share Report Asked October 26 2018 Mini Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the question is basically answered by the passage cited in the question itself.

The Levites did not lead worship services (which was a duty reserved for Aaron's direct descendants), but were responsible for the day-to-day functions of maintaining the Tabernacle (and, later, the Temple), as well as ritually purifying and otherwise managing the supplies and implements used in worship services.

As a group, they thanked and praised God every morning and evening, as well as at the times of sacrificial offerings on the Sabbath, and also at the feasts and festivals that God had appointed.

They also acted as teachers of God's Law and as judges (Deuteronomy 17:8-13; Deuteronomy 33:10).

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