Amasai (father of Mahath)
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A descendant of Levi. He was father of Mahath, who was involved in cleansing the temple during the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chr 29:12).
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Amasai (uh-may´si).1 The chief of “the Thirty,” David’s elite fighting force or bodyguard (1 Chron. 12:18). He may be the same person identified in 1 Chron. 2:17 as Amasa the son of Abigail and Jether (which would make him a relative of David). See also Amasa.2 A Levite, son of Elkanah (1 Chron. 6:25)
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AMASAI1. A Levite of the family of Kohath. He was the father of Mahath, the ancestor of Samuel (1 Chr 6:25, 35).2. One of the chief captains of David. With a group of men from Judah and Benjamin he deserted Saul and joined David at Ziklag. By some he is supposed to be the same as David’s nephew Amasa
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AMASAI The leader of David’s thirty “mighty men” (1 Chr 12:18). Some scholars suggest that Amasai should be considered the same person as Amasa. Neither name is listed, however, in the roster of the thirty in 2 Samuel (23:18–39) and 1 Chronicles (11:26–47). There are several other individuals by the
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