Levi Tribe


Levi is the third son of Jacob and Leah Since Leah had already given Jacob two sons, she said, "Now my husband will be joined with me." (Genesis 30:34)

The Levites were distinguished as servants to God because of their refusal to worship to Golden Calf. (Exodus 32:26-29) Levi's own three sons (Gerhson, Kahath and Merari) become Temple servants. Levi's sister Dinah was raped by Shechem. He and his brother Simeon destroyed the entire town. Levi was later involved in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery.

Levi's banner (flag) had white-black-red strips. His emblem was the High-priest breastplate. His gem was smaragd. The yellow color of the window symbolizes the gold user in the sanctuary. Many of the sacred objects were golden. Gold was also the major component in the sacred outfit for Og, the high priest. The objects in the lower part of the window are the Tablets of the Law, which the Levites are supposed to teach the rest of the people. The Tablets of the Law are surrounded with candles the common Jewish symbol of studying and researching.

"Simeon Levi are brothers; their swords are weapons of violence. Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel."

Tribal Leaders
Deacon Terry Smith
Deacon James Giles
Deaconess Tommie Richardson
Deaconess-In-Training Sheila Young

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