Dathan,Korah and Abiram


Village Elder
Three individuals led a revolt against
Moses: Korah from the Kohathite
branch of the tribe of Levi, and Dathan
and Abiram from the tribe of Reuben.
Why Levites (a clerical tribe) and
Reubenites (a lay tribe) united in this
protest is unclear. One recalls from ch.
2 that both the Reubenites and
Kohathite Levites were to march on the
south side of the tabernacle. Perhaps
their proximity to each other led to
their feeding each other's discontent