The Sons of Korah were the sons of Moses' cousin Korah. Korah led a revolt against Moses; he died, along with all his co-conspirators, when God sent fire from heaven to consume all 250 of them. However, "the children of Korah died not" (Numbers 26:11). Several psalms are described in their opening verses as being by the Sons of Korah: numbers 42, 44–49, 84, 85, 87 and 88.
Some of the Korahites were also "porters" of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:17–19); one of them was over "things that were made in the pans" (v31), i.e. the baking in pans for the meat-offering (Leviticus 2:5).
The psalms-based band Sons of Korah take their name from the Sons of Korah in the Bible.
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