Amariah (son of Azariah)
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A descendant of Levi and ancestor of Ezra (Ezra 7:3). The son of Azariah and father of Ahitub. It is probable that Amariah, Son of Azariah and Amariah, Son of Meraioth (1 Chr 6:6–7, 52) are the same person.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
AMARIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾămaryâ (אֲמַרְיָה); ʾămaryāhû (אֲמַרְיָהוּ)]. 1. A Levitical high priest, the son of Meraioth and father of Ahitub and grandfather of Zadok (I) (1 Chr 5:33–34—Eng 6:7–8; 1 Chr 6:37–38—Eng 6:52–53). The name occurs in the most extensive and perhaps most recent of all the preexilic
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amariah. Common OT name, meaning “the Lord has spoken” or “the Lord has promised.”1. Son of Meraioth in the line of Aaron’s son Eleazer (1 Chr 6:7, 52).2. High priest, Azariah’s son and Ahitub’s father (1 Chr 6:11; Ezr 7:3).3. Hebron’s second son and Kohath’s grandson from Levi’s tribe (1 Chr 23:19;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amariah (son of Azariah)
3. [GK. Amarias, B Amartheias]; AV Apoc., NEB (1 Esd. 8:2), AMARIAS. A Levite in the line of Aaron-Eleazar; a son of Azariah who “executed the priest’s office in the house that Solomon built” (1 Ch. 6:10f). Cf. Ezr. 7:3, where in the abbreviated list this Amariah is mentioned as an ancestor of Ezra.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amariah (am´uh-ri´uh; Heb., “the Lord has spoken” or “the Lord has promised”).1 A Levite, an ancestor of Zadok and Ezra. There are two men in one genealogical list (1 Chron. 6:7, 11) bearing this name: the first is the son of Meraioth, and the second, the son of Azariah. However, other lists omit one
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amariah [ămˊə rīˊə] (Heb. ˒amaryâ, ˒amaryāhû “the Lord has spoken”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AMARIAH There are numerous men named Amariah in the Old Testament, most of them priests.1. A descendant of Eleazar and Phinehas (1 Chr 6:7, 52) who became a priest.2. A priest in the Temple of Solomon and the son of Azariah (1 Chr 6:10–11).3. The second son of Hebron who was mentioned in the genealogy
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amari´ah (the Lord says, i.e., promises).1. Father of Ahitub, according to 1 Chron. 6:7, 52, and son of Meraioth, in the line of the high priests.2. The high priest in the reign of Jehoshaphat. 2 Chron. 19:11. He was the son of Azariah.3. The head of a Levitical house of the Kohathites. 1 Chron. 23:19;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary