Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Levi

Levi, adhesion. (1.) The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words Ge 29:34 "This time will my husband be joined Heb. yillaveh unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah Ge 34:25-31 He and his three sons went down with Jacob Ge 46:11 into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years Ex 6:16 (2.) The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ Lu 3:29 (3.) Lu 3:24 (4.) One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus Mr 2:14 Lu 5:27,29 called also Matthew Mt 9:9