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From Hebrew לֵוִי, a name in the book of Genesis.
- (biblical) Third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
- (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
- A male given name.
- A Jewish surname.
- 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26
- Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
- 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Joshua 13:33
- But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.
third son of Jacob
one of the Israelite tribes