Several of the Psalms are attributed to “the sons of Korah.”

Who Were the Sons of Korah?These sons of Korah could have been the writers of those songs/prayers or perhaps the ones tasked with sharing them with others; that would effectively make them performers. It makes me wonder if the group called “The Sons of Korah” ever performed to standing-room-only crowds at the temple gates.

Pushing my imagination aside, I wonder, who were the sons of Korah?

There are at least two guys named Korah in the Bible, possibly more depending on how the various references are reconciled. So the sons of Korah could have hailed from one of them—or a different, unknown Korah.

Though it is strictly speculation on my part, I want these sons of Korah to be descendants of Korah, the rebellious one, mentioned in Numbers 16. Korah was killed for his rebellion, as were the men who followed him and the families of his co-conspirators. However, Korah’s children are not explicitly mentioned as being killed or as surviving.

I want to think they did live and their offspring would write or perform songs and prayers to God.

That is a legacy worth noting.

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2 Comments

  • Mary Mangan Posted August 15, 2013 12:14 am

    Numbers 26:11 says that the sons of Korah did not die that day.

    • Peter DeHaan Posted August 15, 2013 10:38 am

      Mary, thanks for sharing this verse. It’s encouraging to know that Korah’s family was not wiped out.

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