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Amariah (witness)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A priest who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:2). The leader of the family of Amariah signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:3). Jehohanan was the leader of the family in the postexilic period when Joiakim, the son of Jeshua, was the high priest (Neh 12:13).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amariah the Witness
Amariah the Witness (אֲמַרְיָה‎, amaryah). A priest who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:2). The leader of the family of Amariah signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:3). Jehohanan was the leader of the family in the postexilic period
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amariah (Person)
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
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 (witness)
8. A priest who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant (Neh. 10:3); he had returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (12:2) and was the father of Jehohanan (cf. Hanani, Ezr. 10:20), priest at the time of Joiakim (Neh. 12:13). Cf. Immer (Ezr. 2:37; 10:20; Neh. 7:40; 1 Esd. 5:24).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amariah
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amariah
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
Amariah
AMARIAH1. A descendant of Aaron through Phinehas, the son of Meraioth, and father of Ahitub (q.v.; 1 Chr 6:3, 4, 7, 52); an ancestor of Ezra (Ezr 7:3).2. A second priest, son of Azariah who was high priest in the time of Solomon (1 Chr 6:9–11).3. A descendant of Levi through Kohath, the father of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amariah
Amariah (Heb. ʾămaryâ)1. The second son of Hebron, cousin of Moses and Aaron, listed in the genealogy of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23).2. A priest, descendant of Eleazar and Phinehas (1 Chr. 6:7, 52 [MT 5:33; 6:37]).3. The son of Azariah who served as a priest in Solomon’s temple (1 Chr.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amariah
Amariah [ămˊə rīˊə] (Heb. ˒amaryâ, ˒amaryāhû “the Lord has spoken”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Amariah
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
Amariah
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
Amariah
AMARI´AH (am-a-rīʹa; “said [i.e, promised] by Jehovah”).1. A person mentioned in 1 Chron. 6:7, 52, in the list of the descendants of Aaron by his eldest son, Eleazar, as the son of Meraioth and father of Ahitub, 1440 b.c. There is no means of determining whether Amariah was ever high priest, but it
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