Bible Names A-G: Amariah
Amariah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
said by Jehovah. (1.) One of the descendants of Aaron by
(1 Chr. 6:7,52). He was probably the last of the high
Eleazar's line prior to the transfer of that office to
the line of Ithamar.
(2.) A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses
(3.) A "chief priest" who took an active part in the
reformation under Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 19:11); probably
as mentioned in 1 Chr. 6:9.
(4.) 1 Chr. 6:11; Ezra 7:3. (5.) One of the high
the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 31:15). (6.) Zeph. 1:1.
11:4. (8.) Neh. 10:3. (9.) Ezra 10:42.
Amariah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 1 Chronicles 6:7; 1 Chronicles 6:52.
2. High priest under Jehoshaphat, son of Azariah (1
Chronicles 6:11; 2 Chronicles 19:11), a seconder of that good
king "in all matters of the Lord."
3. 1 Chronicles 23:19.
4. Head of one of the 24 courses of priests which bore
his name under David, Hezekiah, and Nehemiah (1 Chronicles
24:14 Nehemiah or Immer; 2 Chronicles 31:15; Nehemiah 10:3;
Nehemiah 12:2; Nehemiah 12:13).
5. Nehemiah 11:4; Ezra 10:42.
6. Zephaniah 1:1.
Amariah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the Lord says; the integrity of the Lord
Amariah in Naves Topical Bible
1. Two Levites
1Ch 6:7,52; 23:19; 24:23
-2. Chief priest in the reign of Jehoshaphat
-3. A high priest, father of Ahitub
1Ch 6:11; Ezr 7:3
-4. A Levite, who assisted in distributing temple gifts
-5. Son of Hizkiah
-6. Father of Zechariah
-7. A priest, returned from exile
Ne 10:3; 12:2
Probably identical with one mentioned in
-8. A returned exile. Divorces his idolatrous wife
Amariah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(the Lord says, i.e. promises).
1. Father of Ahitub according to 1Ch 6:7,52 and son of
Meraioth, in the line of the high priests.
2. The high priest in the reign of Jehoshaphat. 2Ch
19:11 He was the son of Azariah.
3. The head of a Levitical house of the Kohathites.
1Ch 23:13; 24:23
4. The head of one of the twenty-four courses of
priest. 2Ch 31:15; Ne 10:3; 12:2,13
5. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra. Ezr
6. A priest who returned with Zerubbabel. Ne 10:3;
7. A descendant of Pharez. Ne 11:4
8. An ancestor of Zephaniah the prophet. Zep 1:1
Amariah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
am-a-ri'-a ('amaryah and 'amaryahu, "the Lord has said";
compare HPN, 180, 285). (1) A Levite in the line of Aaron-
Eleazar; a son of Meraioth and grandfather of Zadok (1 Ch
6:7,52) who lived in David's time. Compare Zadok (2 Sam
15:27, etc.) also Ant, VIII, i, 3 and X, viii, 6. (2) A
Levite in the line of Kohath-Hebron referred to in 1 Ch
23:19 and 24:23 at the time when David divided the Levites
into courses. (3) 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 6:10 f). Compare Ezr 7:3
where in the abbreviated list this Amariah is mentioned as
an ancestor of Ezra. See AMARIAS (1 Esdras 8:2; 2 Esdras
1:2) and number (4) of this article (4) Chief priest and
judge "in all matters of Yahweh" appointed by Jehoshaphat (2
Ch 19:11). Possibly identical with Amariah, number (3). (5)
A descendant of Judah in the line of Perez and an ancestor
of Ataiah who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile
(Neh 11:4). Compare Imri (1 Ch 9:4) and number (7) of this
article, which Amariah seems to be of the same family, (6) A
Levite and an assistant of Kore who was appointed by
Hezekiah to distributed the "oblations of Yahweh" to their
brethren (2 Ch 31:15). (7) A son of Bani who had married a
foreign woman (Ezr 10:42). See number (5) of this article
(8) A priest who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant (Neh
10:3); he had returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Neh
12:2) and was the father of Jehohanan (compare Hanani, Ezr
10:20), priest at the time of Joiakim (Neh 12:13). Compare
Immer (Ezr 2:37; 10:20; Neh 7:40) and also Emmeruth (the
King James Version "Meruth," 1 Esdras 5:24). (9) An ancestor
of Zephaniah, the prophet (Zeph 1:1).
Amariah in Wikipedia
means "said by God" in Hebrew. It was commonly used as a name
of priests in the History of ancient Israel and Judah. It
appear several times in the Hebrew Bible:
One of the descendants of Aaron by Eleazar (1 Chr. 6:7,52). He
was probably the last of the high priests of Eleazar's line
prior to the transfer of that office to Eli, of the line of
A Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses (1 Chr.
A "chief priest" who took an active part in the reformation
under Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 19:11); probably the same as
mentioned in 1 Chr. 6:9.
1 Chr. 6:11; Ezra 7:3.
One of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr.
Amariah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 19:11
And, behold, Amariah the chief priest [is] over you in all
matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the
ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also
the Levites [shall be] officers before you. Deal courageously,
and the LORD shall be with the good.
Amariah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 31:15
And next him [were] Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and
Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the
priests, in [their] set office, to give to their brethren by
courses, as well to the great as to the small:
Amariah Scripture - Nehemiah 11:4
And at Jerusalem dwelt [certain] of the children of Judah, and
of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah
the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah,
the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children
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