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Amasai

Meaning: burdensome.

The name of four biblical men.

  1. A Levite, son of Elkanah, of the ancestry of Samuel (1 Chr. 6:25, 35).

  2. The leader of a group of men who joined David in the “stronghold,” probably of Adullam (1 Chr. 12:18).

  3. One of the priests appointed to precede the ark with blowing of trumpets on its removal from the house of Obed-edom (1 Chr. 15:24).

  4. The father of a Levite, one of the two Kohathites who took a prominent part in Hezekiah’s cleansing of the temple (2 Chr. 29:12).

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