- a Levite
- a Levite, properly a man of the tribe of Levi; hence: a priest's assistant, an under priest, as the members of that tribe were charged with this duty.
(Rec. Λευΐτης), -ου, ὁ [in LXX for לֵוִיִּי ;]
RefsLuk.10:32, Jhn.1:19, Act.4:36
2) in a narrower sense those were called Levites who, not being of the family of Aaron, for whom alone the priesthood was reserved, served as assistants to the priests. It was their duty to keep the sacred utensils and the temple clean, to provide the sacred loaves, to open and shut the gates of the temple, to sing the sacred hymns in the temple, and to do many other things.
From G3017; a Levite, that is, descendant of Levi
KJV Usage: Levite.