Tribes of the Levites The number of Levites according to their tribes: Gershon = Gershonites Kohath = Kohathites Merari = Merarites These, the tribes of Levi: Libnites Hebronites Mahlites Mushites Korahites However, Kohath beget Amram. And Amram's wife was named Jochebed, daughter of Levi, born in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aavon. To Aavon were born Nadab, Abihu Eleazar, Ithamar Nadab and Abihu died when they brought foreign fire before the Lord. 23,000 people. They were not counted together with the Israelites, for they were given no inheritance among the Israelites. This is how Moses and Eleazar, the priest, counted. Not one of them was counted in the census in Sinai. For the Lord had said, they would perish in the desert. And so none remained but Caleb and Joshua.