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Amariah

Meaning: said by Jehovah.

This name appears many times in the Old Testament.

  1. 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 Ithamar.

  2. a Levite, son of Hebron, of the lineage of Moses (1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23)

  3. 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

  4. Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub” (1 Chr. 6:11); Ezra descended from him (Ezra 7:3).

  5. one of the high priests in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 31:15)

  6. great-grandfather of Zephaniah (Zeph. 1:1)

  7. son was at Jerusalem (Neh. 11:4)

  8. listed as one who was sealed (Neh. 10:3)

  9. listed as a man who had a foreign wife (Ezra 10:42)

Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited by Paul S. Taylor.