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4-5 “Twenty-four thousand of them will supervise the work at the Temple,” David instructed, “6,000 are to be bailiffs and judges, 4,000 will be Temple guards, and 4,000 will praise the Lord with the musical instruments I have made.”

Then David divided them into three main divisions named after the sons of Levi—the Gershom division, the Kohath division, and the Merari division.

Subdivisions of the Gershom corps were named after his sons Ladan and Shimei.

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