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Libni (Laadan / Ladan)

Libni means: white; or distinguished

This was the name of two biblical men (cousins):

  1. one of the two sons of Gershon (Gershom) / He was the grandson of Levi, son of Jacob (Ex. 6:17; Num. 3:18, 21; 1 Chronicles 6:17, 20). His brother was Shimei. He is called “Laadan” in 1 Chronicles 23:7-9. Libnites are the descendants of this Libni (Numbers 3:21; 26:58).

  2. another man named in the genealogy of Levi / He was the son of Merari, another son of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:29). One of his uncles was Gershon (Gershom).

Author: Paul S. Taylor.