(one of the twelve sons of Israel)..

LEVI; one of Israel's 12 sons.. Not AT ALL genteel!!  Cut straight to the point??  Offend him, & he'll just squash you like a bug!!  No self restraint; AT ALL!!  By faaaar the most violent of ANY of his brothers (save for Simeon; who'd the same nature!!)  Himself & Simeon; upon the abduction & rape of their sis, Dinah; brought a WHOLE city down with the sword!!  NATURALLY ANYONE is going to be a lil po'd at the news that their sister was raped.. But to go & KILL them, AND while they are at it - every man in the CITY?!?  Ferocious, to say the least!!  Their father, Israel, when pronouncing blessings or cursings to his children on his deathbed, cursed Levi & Simeon, and said..  

F (Simeon) and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

G O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

H Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. ~Genesis 49:5-7

Needless to say - Israel meant BUSINESS when pronouncing the things to come for his sons, Simeon & Levi!!  


Out of his tribe, however, came Moses!! 😋

Now.. To Levi' (founder of the Tribe of Levi's) story...

LEVI; or (Hebrew: ﬥֵוִי;) was born c. 1568 BC or 1567 BC, in Paddan-aram,, to Israel (aka Jacob) & Leah.  The third in the line of twelve.. Peradventure & surmising that (while the Book of Genesis doesn't hold alot on his nature as a child), to do what he and his brother did in Shechem; he hadda be an easily angered kid.. FoSho!  ((And AGAIN - that's just my opine and you know what they say about opines being equated to assholes or farts FoSho!!!))

Levi and his brother, Simeon, enilahate the city of Shechem (thanks to BibleWalks.com, for use of the image) in revenge for the rape of their sis, Dinah, seizing the wealth of the city and killing the men.  Seems after brutally raping her; Shechem (da prince of the city bearing his name), decides 'hey.. I wanna marry this gal I just raped)..  So he sends his daddy to Israel's house to ask his permission to wed his daughter that he just raped.  The sons of Israel, namely Simeon & Levi, understandably MAJORLY po'd at this rapist with newly acquired manners), say, 'we will give our sister in marriage ONLY if you circumcise yourself - you & your city..'  So they do and on the 3rd day when they were still sore from the severed foreskins, and helpless; Simeon & Levi slaughter them.

Levi went on to form the Tribe of Levi..  He was planted somewheres; mmbut where??  Is ANYONE's GUESS!!  My guess, is that it was his wish for his grave not to be publicly published...  His, (as founder of one of the tribes), woulda been pretty impopo..  But ANYWAY.. Wherever he is planted... May he find the peace in the after that he prolly never found in this life!  Coincydinkly, there IS a gravesite for Asher's daughter; which can be seen here.  Her grave is located in Pir Bakran, Ieran..  A small town about 30 km southeast of Isfahan. The site consists of a small synagogue and a huge cemetery which is probably 2000 years old.  

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