Return of the Levites

Critique of a system is usually followed by its reinforcement (or fall and re-establishment). Indeed this is what we read in Numbers 17-18. After the insurrection led by Korah against the Aaronic priestly system, Aaron was justified through his budding staff (Num 17) and then YHWH delineated what the obligation of the Levites were in details (Num 18).

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