Bible Names A-G: Amram
Amram in Easton's Bible Dictionary
kindred of the High; i.e., "friend of Jehovah." (1.) The son
Kohath, the son of Levi. He married Jochebed, "his
sister," and was the father of Aaron, Miriam, and
6:18, 20; Num. 3:19). He died in Egypt at the age of
(Ex. 6:20). His descendants were called Amramites
(Num. 3:27; 1
Chr. 26:23). (2.) Ezra 10:34.
Amram in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. A Levite; father of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses (Exodus 6:18-
20). (See AARON; JOCHEBED.)
2. Ezra 10:34.
Amram in Hitchcock's Bible Names
an exalted people; their sheaves; handfuls of corn
Amram in Naves Topical Bible
1. Father of Moses
Ex 6:18; 20; Nu 26:58,59; 1Ch 6:3,18; 23:12,13
Head of one of the branches of Levites
Nu 3:19,27; 1Ch 26:23
Age of, at death
-2. Son of Bani
-3. Son of Dishon
Amram in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(an exalted people).
1. A Levite of the family of the Kohathites, and
father of Moses. Ex 6:18,20 (B.C. 1571.)
2. A son of Dishon and descendant of Seir, 1Ch 1:41
properly "Hamram" = HEMDAN in
3. One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra, who
had married a foreign wife. Ezr 10:34 (B.C. 459).
Amram in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
am'-ram (`amram, "people exalted"):
(1) Father of Aaron, Moses and Miriam (Ex 6:20; Nu 26:59; 1 Ch
6:3; 23:13); and a son of Kohath, the son of Levi (Ex 6:18; Nu
3:19, etc.). It is not certain that he was literally the son
of Kohath, but rather his descendant, since there were ten
generations from Joseph to Joshua
(1 Ch 7:20-27), while only four are actually mentioned from
Levi to Moses for the corresponding period. Moreover the
Kohathites at the time of the Exodus numbered 8,600 (Nu 3:28),
which would therefore have been an impossibility if only two
generations had lived. It seems best to regard Amram as a
descendant of Kohath, and his wife Jochebed as a "daughter of
Levi" in a general sense.
(2) One of the Bani, who in the days of Ezra had taken a
foreign wife (Ezr 10:34).
(3) In 1 Ch 1:41 (the King James Version) for the properly
read HAMRAN of the Revised Version (British and American)
(chamran), a Horite, who in Gen 36:26 is called HEMDAN (which
Amram in Wikipedia
In the Book of Exodus, Amram (Hebrew: עַמְרָם, Modern Amram
Tiberian ʻAmrām ; Friend of the most high/The people are
exalted), is the father of Aaron, Moses, and Miriam and the
husband of JochebedIn addition to being married to
Jochebed, Amram is also described in the Bible as having
been related to Jochebed prior to the marriage, although the
exact relationship is uncertain; some Greek and Latin
manuscripts of the Septuagint state that Jochebed was
Amram's father's cousin, and others state that Amram was
Jochebed's cousin, but the Masoretic text states that he
was Jochebed's nephew.
Textual scholars attribute the biblical genealogy to the
Book of Generations, a document originating from a similar
religiopolitical group and date to the priestly source.
According to biblical scholars, the Torah's genealogy for
Levi's descendants, is actually an aetiological myth
reflecting the fact that there were four different groups
among the levites – the Gershonites, Kohathites, Merarites,
and Aaronids; Aaron – the eponymous ancestor of the
Aaronids – couldn't be portrayed as a brother to Gershon,
Kohath, and Merari, as the narrative about the birth of
Moses (brother of Aaron), which textual scholars attribute
to the earlier Elohist source, mentions only that both his
parents were Levites (without identifying their names).
Biblical scholars suspect that the Elohist account offers
both matrilinial and patrilinial descent from Levites in
order to magnify the religious credentials of Moses...
Amram Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:41
The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and
Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
Amram Scripture - 1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated,
that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons
for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto
him, and to bless in his name for ever.
Amram Scripture - 1 Chronicles 24:20
And the rest of the sons of Levi [were these]: Of the sons of
Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
Amram Scripture - Numbers 26:58
These [are] the families of the Levites: the family of the
Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the
Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the
Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.
Amram Scripture - Numbers 26:59
And the name of Amram's wife [was] Jochebed, the daughter of
Levi, whom [her mother] bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare
unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
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