Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A member of the family of Bani in the postexilic Jewish community. Amram was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:34).
Lexham Bible Dictionary
The most advanced Bible Dictionary
The most advanced Bible dictionary as a part of Biblia Plus, which includes everything you need to take your Bible study to the next level. For less than $1 a week, you'll get devotionals, Bible study guides, thematic studies, and much more!
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
AMRAM (PERSON) [Heb ʿamrām (עַמְרָם)]. Var. AMBRAM (LXX). The name of two men in the OT.1. A second-generation Levite, the son of Kohath, and the father of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam (1 Chr 5:24–29—Eng. 6:2–3). Amram is a biblical figure without a narrative; he appears only in late genealogical lists.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amram. 1. Kohath’s son, a member of Levi’s tribe. Amram married Jochebed and had three famous children: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam (Ex 6:16–20; Nm 26:58, 59). During the Israelites’ wilderness journey, the responsibility of the Amramites was to care for the ark and the table, lampstand, altars, and other
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AMRAM1. Kohath’s son, a member of Levi’s tribe. Amram married Jochebed and had three famous children: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam (Ex 6:16–20; Nm 26:58–59). During the Israelites’ wilderness journey, the responsibility of the Amramites was to care for the ark and the table, lampstand, altars, and other
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amram (am´ram).1 The grandson of Levi, son of Kohath. He married Jochebed, and they became the parents of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam (Exod. 6:16–20; Num. 26:58–59). Amram is said to have lived 137 years. He is to be regarded as ancestor of the Amramites (Num. 3:27; 1 Chron. 26:23).2 A son of Bani (Ezra
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
AMRAM (Heb. ‘amrām, ‘people exalted’). 1. The husband of Jochebed, and father of Moses, Aaron and Miriam (Ex. 6:20; Nu. 26:59; 1 Ch. 6:3; 23:13). He was a ‘son’ (i.e. probably descendant, cf. 1 Ch. 7:20–27) of Kohath (Ex. 6:18; Nu. 3:19), and so of Levi. 2. An Amram is mentioned in Ezr. 10:34 as having
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amram (Heb. ʿamrām)1. The grandson of Levi (Exod. 6:16–18) and son (or “descendant”) of Kohath; husband of Jochebed, his father’s sister (Exod. 6:20; 1 Chr. 6:2–3 [MT 5:28–29]). Amram’s clan, the Amramites, included his three famous children: Moses, Miriam, and Aaron (Num. 26:59). As part of the tribe
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AM´RAM (amʹram; “high people”).1. The first named of the sons of Kohath, a Levite. He married his father’s sister Jochebed, and by her became the father of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses (Ex. 6:18, 20; Num. 26:59). He died at 137, probably before the Exodus.2. One of the sons of Bani, who, after the return