New Defender's Study Bible Notes
3:27 the Amramites. One of the sons of Kohath was Amram, who in turn had been the father of Moses and Aaron (Exodus 6:20). Since the descendants of Aaron had been anointed as priests, and were in charge of all the Levites, the privilege of the eastern side of the tabernacle (and leading the Levites in marching) was reserved for Moses, Aaron and his sons (Numbers 3:38). Aaron’s son Eleazar was appointed “chief over the chief of the Levites” (Numbers 3:32).