An Introduction To The Sons of Korah Project

Update 02/06/2011: Table of Contents for Sons of Korah Project
Update 03/06/2011, 03/19/2011, 04/01/2011, 04/16/2011, 04/29/2011, 05/02/2011, 05/04/2011, 08/13/2011, 02/11/2012, 02/26/2012, 04/20/2012, 04/23/2012, 05/09/2012, 05/18/2012, 06/05/2012, 10/06/2012, 11/3/2013: Links With Completed Parts of Project

While the name of Korah is synonymous in the eyes of many people with rebellion, the Sons of Korah had a lengthy and notable career of serving the brethren of God in a variety of factions in many years. It is the purpose of this collection of essays to demonstrate the pivotal and often unrecognized role of the Sons of Korah within the Bible. Included in the collection of essays is a sermonette about the sons of Korah, as well as commentaries on various psalms and passages in the prophets (especially 1 Samuel) and different passages of 1 and 2 Chronicles.

The purpose of a collection like this is to uncover some of the hidden aspects of the Bible that may be vital but are often hidden behind more flashy and visible stories. For example, the centuries of faithful service by the Sons of Korah are themselves obscured by the prominent attention paid by people to the rebellion of their eponymous ancestor. As someone who seeks to dig deeper behind the obvious, it is my intention to examine the lengthy and noble history of the Sons of Korah.

To introduce the collection of essays is a short sermonette that introduces the subject of the sons of Korah and a lot of the materials that the deal with the Sons of Korah. After that introductory essay will come two sets of material about the Sons of Korahβ€”a collection of commentaries on Psalms as well as a collection of commentaries on the often obscure passages where the Sons of Korah are listed. After this will be an essay that sums up the previous material and places the Sons of Korah within the biblical context of their important but neglected role within biblical history.

Before we begin the series of essays, though, I would like you, the reader, to answer a question to yourself. What do you know about the Sons of Korah? What do you think about when you hear the expression of Sons of Korah? Do you think of the author of Psalm 46, or a prophet and judge, or do you think of a rebellious Levite being swallowed by the earth? It is my hope that, if you think the last option that you think of something different by the end of this collection of essays.

In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy the following essays on the Sons of Korah.

Proposed Table of Contents

The Sons of Korah [13]
Hannah’s Story [14]
What Glorious Things Are Spoken? [25]
Heman: Profile of a Godly Man [28]
Samuel: A Lasting Legacy of Godly Leadership [29]
Young Samuel [40]

Part One: Who Are The Sons of Korah?

Personal Profile: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph [26]
Personal Profile: Elkanah [1]
Personal Profile: Hannah [15]
Personal Profile: Samuel (Part One) [2]
Personal Profile: Samuel (Part Two)
Personal Profile: Joel And Abijah [3]
Personal Profile: Heman The Ezrahite [4]
Personal Profile: Shallum The Korahite [5]
Personal Profile: Obed-Edom [36]

Part Two: What Did The Sons of Korah Do?

Numbers 16:23-35: The Sons of Korah Resist the Pull of Rebellion [9]
Judges 19: The Sons of Korah Start A Civil War [24]
2 Samuel 6:9-10, 1 Chronicles 13:12-14: God Blesses The Sons Of Korah For Taking Care Of The Ark Of The Covenant [32]
1 Chronicles 6:31-38, 61, 66-70: The Ethnic and Political Identity of the Sons of Korah [20]
1 Chronicles 9:17-34: The Tabernacle and Temple Responsibilities of the Sons of Korah [6]
1 Chronicles 15:1-29: The Sons of Korah Sing at the Placement of the Ark of the Covenant in the Tabernacle, Part One [18]
1 Chronicles 16:1-6, 3-43: The Sons of Korah Sing at the Placement of the Ark of the Covenant in the Tabernacle, Part Two [19]
1 Chronicles 26:1-19: The Levite Gatekeepers Of The Sons Of Korah [31]
2 Chronicles 5:11-14: The Sons of Korah Sing at the Dedication of Solomon’s Temple [17]
2 Chronicles 20:14-24: Stand Still And See The Salvation of the Lord
2 Chronicles 22 and 23: The Sons of Korah Overthrow The Wicked Queen Athaliah [27]
Jeremiah 35:4: The Sons of Korah Help Stage A Prophetic Test [30]
Ezra 2:26, 41-42, Nehemiah 7:30, 44-45: The Sons of Korah Return From The Babylonian Captivity [22]
Nehemiah 13:4-22: The Sons of Korah Defend The Holiness of the Sabbath [7]

Part Three: What Did The Sons of Korah Write?

1 Samuel 2:1-10: Hannah’s Song [16]
Psalms 42 and 43: As The Deer Pants For The Water [8]
Psalm 44: Arise! Do Not Cast Us Off Forever [21]
Psalm 45: My Tongue Is The Pen Of A Ready Writer [37]
Psalm 46: God Is Our Refuge And Our Strength [33]
Psalm 47: Shout To God With The Voice Of Triumph [34]
Psalm 48: Great Is The Lord, And Greatly To Be Praised [35]
Psalm 49: Why Should I Fear In The Days of Evil? [39]
Psalm 84: How Lovely Is Your Tabernacle / Better Is One Day [23]
Psalm 85: Righteousness And Peace Have Kissed [12]
Psalm 87: This One Was Born There / Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken [10]
Psalm 88: For My Soul Is Full of Troubles [11]
Psalm 106: For His Mercy Endures Forever

Part Four: Examining The Legacy of the Sons of Korah

Conclusion: A Legacy of Faithful Service
Appendix A: Kohathites, Ezrahites, and Sons of Korah: The Problem of Nomenclature
Appendix B: The Prophetic Narrative of the First Sons of Korah Collection [38]









































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13 Responses to An Introduction To The Sons of Korah Project

  1. Melanie says:

    I wanted to say that I have delighted and benefitted so much from this project–THANK YOU!!
    I was curious to as if you were ever going to publish a commentary on Psalm 49. If did, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts!


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