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25 Eleazar, Aaron’s son, married one of Putiel’s daughters, who bore him Phinehas.[a] These are the heads of the ancestral houses of the Levites by their clans.

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  1. 6:25 Phinehas: according to Nm 25:13, Phinehas was given by God “the covenant of an everlasting priesthood” because of his zeal for God when the Israelites committed apostasy by worshiping the Baal of Peor in the plains of Moab (see Nm 25:1–18).

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