The Gershonites were one of the threegreat divisions of the Levites. They were descendants of Gershon, or Gershom. The Gershonites were responsiblefor caring for the tent of meeting. (Numbers 3:23-26;4:21-28) (Exodus 26:1, 7, 14, 36) They were alotted 13cities with pasture gounds. (Joshua 21:27-33)
(Numbers 3:25 NSB)The Gershonites were in charge of the inner tent, the outer tent and cover, the screen forthe entranceto the tent of meeting,(Numbers 4:22 NSB)»Take a census of the Gershonites.List them by households and families.(Numbers 4:26 NSB)the curtains for the courtyardaround the tent and the altar, the screen for the entranceto the courtyard, the ropes, and all the equipment usedto set up the curtains. The Gershonites will do everythingthat needs to be done with these things.(Numbers 4:38 NSB)The Gershonites were registered by families and households.(Numbers 4:41 NSB)This was the total of all those inthe Gershonite families who worked at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron did as Jehovah commandedMoses and registered the Gershonites.(Numbers 7:7 NSB)He gave two wagons and four oxento the Gershonites for the work they had to do.