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Amittai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amittai
Amittai (אֲמִתַּי‎, amittay). A citizen of Gath-hepher in Zebulun and the father of the prophet Jonah (2 Kgs 14:25; Jonah 1:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amittai (Person)
AMITTAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾămittay (אֲמִתַּי)]. According to 2 Kgs 14:25 and Jonah 1:1, the father of the prophet Jonah. Noth (IPN, 162) suggested that the name is a shortened form of a nominal sentence using the Hebrew word for “truth” or “faithfulness” (ʾemet). Thus it means literally “my truth” or “my
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amittai
Amittai. Father of the prophet Jonah from Zebulun’s tribe. Amittai came from the small village of Gath-hepher northeast of Nazareth (2 Kgs 14:25; Jon 1:1)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amittai
Amittai ə-mitʹī [Heb. amittay—‘faithful’]. The father of the prophet Jonah. He was from Gath-hepher in Zebulun (2 K. 14:25; Jonah 1:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amittai
AMITTAI Father of the prophet Jonah from Zebulun’s tribe. Amittai came from the small village of Gathhepher northeast of Nazareth (2 Kgs 14:25; Jon 1:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amittai
Amittai (Heb. ʾămittay)The father of the prophet Jonah, from Gath-hepher in the territory of Zebulun (2 Kgs. 14:25; Jon. 1:1).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amittai
Amittai [ə mitˊī] (Heb. ˒amittay “loyal”). The father of the prophet Jonah, from Gath-hepher in the tribe of Zebulun (2 Kgs. 14:25; Jonah 1:1).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Amittai
AMITTAI The father of Jonah the prophet (2 Kgs 14:25; Jonah 1:1). He came from Gathhepher in Zebulun (lower Galilee).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amittai
AMIT´TAI (a-mitʹī; “true”). A native of Gathhepher, of the tribe of Zebulun, and father of the prophet Jonah (2 Kings 14:25; Jonah 1:1), c. 800 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Amittai
Amittaitrue, the father of Jonah the prophet, a native of Gath-hepher (2 Kings 14:25; Jonah 1:1).
See also
Relatives
Jonah Son