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Who were the sons of Korah in the Old Testament?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The story of the sons of Korah in the Old Testament is truly a tale of two fathers and two destinies. The story begins with the Israelites of Moses' time as they journeyed through the wilderness ju...

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Holland Christina Marie says, "Peace of Christ to you."
Augustin states that, "This Psalm [44] is addressed “to the sons of Korah,” as its title shows. Now Korah is equivalent to the word baldness [also see Strong's Hebrew qorah, 7946]; and we find in the Gospel that our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified in “the place of a skull” [Matthew 27:33]. It is clear then that this Psalm is sung to the “sons of His ‘Passion.’”

In light of that foreshadowing of Christ, I find it interesting that some of the Psalms of the Sons of Korah (of which there are 11 per Wikipedia), are the ones that are the most prophetic about Christ, such as Psalm 45 and 85. 

"Now Korah may have been, as indeed he was, a certain definite person; and have had sons, who might be called “the sons of Korah;” let us however search for the secret of which this is the sacrament, that this name may bring to light the mystery with which it is pregnant. For there is some great mystery in the matter that the name “sons of Korah” is given to Christians. Why “sons of Korah”? They are “sons of the bridegroom, sons of Christ." Why then does “Korah” stand for Christ? Because “Korah” is equivalent to “Calvaria.”…Therefore, the “sons of the bridegroom,” the sons of His Passion, the sons redeemed by His Blood, the sons of His Cross, who bear on their forehead that which His enemies erected on Calvary, are called “the sons of Korah;” to them is this Psalm sung as a Psalm for “understanding.” (NPNF1-08, Schaff)

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